Your Pictures: The Beauty of Winter
One of the greatest gifts nature gives us is variability. The same park, the same trail or the same backyard can look completely different depending on the seasons, the weather or even ecological processes.
One of the more dramatic examples of this variability is what happens to landscapes when extreme cold rolls in. Our 2018 Photo Contest participants shared 57,489 photos from 135 countries. Thousands of them involved winter scenes.
As winter in the Northern hemisphere comes to an end, here are some of our favorite depictions of a frozen world. We appreciate all who braved the elements to capture these: