After a long year, the holiday season is a welcome change of pace. There's comfort in imagining fun activities in blankets of snow, and something festive about pulling out your dormant mittens to brave the cold winter weather. Even if you aren’t in a merry mood just yet, there’s still time to get in the spirit and appreciate the unique beauty of the winter season.
From blue skies with delicately falling snowflakes to frost-covered forests to twinkling Christmas decorations—we’ve put together some of our favorite winter photography that will leave you craving for some warmth from a fireplace and a cup of hot cocoa.
Enjoy this holly jolly selection of winter photos, including snow-covered environments and twinkling Christmas lights.
Animals Enjoying the Cold Weather
Snow & Ice
Trees Covered in Snow
Magical Lights and Christmas Cheer
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