This week's winner

This shot was taken by Barry Thomas of Luton, Bedfordshire. "It shows a rhino at Whipsnade being distracted with food while its foot is tended to," he says.

Millennium photographs

The Independent, in conjunction with Snappy Snaps, is recruiting readers to record millennium night. If you want to take part, please write to the usual Readers' Lives address, describing your plans. Single-use cameras will be supplied to those chosen and the best pictures will be published in The Independent Magazine.

Your assignment

Each month we set readers a photographic assignment and offer them the chance to have their picture published on this page. The brief for November is "Lunch". Please send your photographs (preferably in print form, with your name and daytime telephone number on the back) to Readers' Lives, The Independent Magazine, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL. The winning entries will be showcased throughout the month. Winners will receive a Canon IXUS AF camera worth pounds 64.99. Photographs cannot be returned.