Bideford photographer, Andy Seely, wins our iwitness24 close-up photo challenge.

Andy Searle wins last week's iwitness24 close-up photo challenge. Ref NDG iwitness24 winner wk19. Picture: Andy SeelyAndy Searle wins last week's iwitness24 close-up photo challenge. Ref NDG iwitness24 winner wk19. Picture: Andy Seely

Bideford iwitness24 photographer, Andy Seely, captured this beautiful picture of a pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly.

Taken at Valley of Rocks - Lynton. Picture: LEANNA RODDISTaken at Valley of Rocks - Lynton. Picture: LEANNA RODDIS

We set our readers the challenge of capturing close-up pictures from around North Devon for our iwitness24 photo competition.

Capture on an afternoon school run a few weeks ago in Barnstaple. Picture: LEANNA RODDISCapture on an afternoon school run a few weeks ago in Barnstaple. Picture: LEANNA RODDIS

Andy said: “This butterfly is one of Britain’s rarest, only surviving in small pockets in Britain”.

This was taken looking out to Baggy Point from the Appledore lifeboat station. Picture: DEVON SNAPPERThis was taken looking out to Baggy Point from the Appledore lifeboat station. Picture: DEVON SNAPPER

iwitness24 is a photo-sharing website run by Archant who publish many local newspapers, including the North Devon Gazette.

Join iwitness24 and you could see your local photographs appearing in print or online across our news titles.

This week’s iwitness24 theme is ‘My Pets’. We are looking for your best pictures of your cute and furry friends taken in and around North Devon.

Go to www.iwitness24.co.uk and upload your photos to the ‘Photo Challenge’ group saying where and when they were taken and we’ll choose our favourite shot next week.