Winter can be a drag. It”s dark, it”s cold, and the weather can trap you inside for days. But even if you prefer the warmer months, there”s no denying that winter can be just as beautiful as any other season, when the snow and ice blankets the world in sparkling white. This winter, photographers from around the world have been snapping photos of their most magical winter scenes. Summer may be half a year off, but these incredible shots might just make you feel a bit warmer towards the cold weather.
Karelian Isthmus, Russia
Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
Gassho-zukuri Village in Shirakawa-go, Japan
Long Bridge, Skaneateles, New York, U.S.A.
Peyton Lake, Banff National Park, Canada
Kuusaankoski, Laukaa, Finland
Campigna National Park, Italy
(via My Modern Met)
So if you”ve got the seasonal blues, these pictures might be just the thing to cheer you up. They might even inspire you to bundle up and go off exploring for a winter wonderland of your own. And if you”re not the outdoorsy type, you can still grab a cup of cocoa and snuggle up in a blanket, and appreciate the beauty of winter from inside.