It's the grimmest part of the winter and and we're currently surrounded by worrying news.

But these wildlife images from our Swindon and Wiltshire Camera Club members will help to lift your spirits a little.

If you're a keen amateur and would like the change to see your pictures of Wiltshire appearing in the Swindon Advertiser, the Gazette and Herald and the Wiltshire Times as well as on our websites take a look at our club here.

And to see more galleries filled with stunning images from spectacular skyscapes to hilarious animals visit here.