AS the first signs of summer are showing, some friendly faces are peering out to enjoy the warmer weather.

It means our Camera Club members have the perfect opportunity to snap some stunning shots of these beautiful creatures.

This week we bring you some of the incredible images our members have been out and about taking over the past few weeks.

From a hiding hare to a herd of cows, animals great and small have been showing their best side for our avid photographers.

All of the pictures have been taken by members of the Gazette’s Camera Club.

The group aims to be a place for people to share their pictures and see them published.

To find out more, search for Mid Essex Camera Club on Facebook.