Menu Search
Jump to the content X X
Smashing Conf San Francisco

You know, we use ad-blockers as well. We gotta keep those servers running though. Did you know that we publish useful books and run friendly conferences — crafted for pros like yourself? E.g. our upcoming SmashingConf San Francisco, dedicated to smart front-end techniques and design patterns.

50 Beautiful Winter Wonderland Photos

As winter approaches in the northern hemisphere and the nights draw in, our thoughts turn to the beauty of ice and snow. Winter photography, especially in the colder parts of the world, is a specialized niche. Photographers have to take care of their cameras and guard against frostbite and hypothermia. They often venture into remote wilderness searching for the perfect winter landscape. Their reward is stunning imagery. [Content Care Oct/31/2016]

As a tribute to these hardy men and women, we bring you 50 beautiful winter wonderland photos. We included both colorful photos (especially the colors of sunrise and sunset bring out the beauty of the winter landscape) and black-and-white photos (they bring out the contrast in tones between snow and the landscape). We’ve linked the photographers’ names to their portfolios or websites, so that you can explore their work. We’ve also listed some informative articles about cold-weather photography at the bottom of the post.

You may also want to take a look at the following related posts:

50 Beautiful Winter Wonderland Photos Link

Peter Bowers6

Winter Wonderland Photo7

Sesjusz8

Winter Wonderland Photo9

gnato10

Winter Wonderland Photo11

Leif Westling12

Winter Wonderland Photo

Joe Nicora13

Winter Wonderland Photo14

Janina Kulcsar

Winter Wonderland Photo

Lao.coon

Winter Wonderland Photo

The Children

Winter Wonderland Photo

anders r. naesset15

Winter Wonderland Photo

Guido

Winter Wonderland Photo

*joffo116

Winter Wonderland Photo17

Unknown18

Winter Wonderland Photo19
Winter Wonderland Photo20
Winter Wonderland Photo21

Sandra Rugina22

Winter Wonderland Photo23

Paivi Valkonen

Winter Wonderland Photo

Art by Bia24

Winter Wonderland Photo25

Av Clara Lidström

Winter Wonderland Photo
Winter Wonderland Photo

~Latimeria26

Winter Wonderland Photo27

Marc Adamus3128

Winter Wonderland Photo29
Winter Wonderland Photo30

anders r. naesset

Winter Wonderland Photo
Winter Wonderland Photo

Marc Adamus3128

Winter Wonderland Photo32

RamonaG33

Winter Wonderland Photo

Nate Zeman34

Winter Wonderland Photo35

Hristina Topalska36

Winter Wonderland Photo37

Unknown

Winter Wonderland Photo
Winter Wonderland Photo
Winter Wonderland Photo
Winter Wonderland Photo
Winter Wonderland Photo38

Andreas Manessinger39

Winter Wonderland Photo40

Marc Shandro41

Winter Wonderland Photo42

Shir Goldberg43

Winter Wonderland Photo44

Floyd K. Hopper45

Winter Wonderland Photo

Jacek Stefan46

Winter Wonderland Photo
Winter Wonderland Photo

Tristan Shu47

Winter Wonderland Photo

Eleanor Rigby

Winter Wonderland Photo

*gjoa48

Winter Wonderland Photo

Stephen Sellman49

Winter Wonderland Photo50

Gary Minish51

Winter Wonderland Photo52

Saul Santos Diaz53

Winter Wonderland Photo54

Michael Anderson7655

Winter Wonderland Photo56

Zeb Andrews57

Winter Wonderland Photo58

Adrienn Józan

Winter Wonderland Photo59

Unknown

Winter Wonderland Photo

Dave Steers60

Winter Wonderland Photo61
Winter Wonderland Photo62

Unknown63

Winter Wonderland Photo64

~voorikvergeet65

Winter Wonderland Photo66

aniabeta67

Winter Wonderland Photo68

kkart69

Winter Wonderland Photo70

doberman4ik71

Winter Wonderland Photo72

Herman Cater73

Winter Wonderland Photo

Peter Unterweger74

Winter Wonderland Photo75

Renata Lehmann

Winter Wonderland Photo

Avishek Anand

Winter Wonderland Photo

Last Click Link

Michael Anderson7655

Winter Wonderland Photo77

Resources Link

You may also want to take a look at the following related posts:

(al)

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/winter-wallpaper/
  2. 2 /2008/09/35-brilliant-examples-of-rain-photography/
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/12/75-eye-catching-examples-of-aerial-photography/
  4. 4 /2008/10/25-beautiful-examples-of-underwater-photography/
  5. 5 /2008/09/25-beautiful-macro-photography-shots-photos/
  6. 6 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_fabulous/
  7. 7 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_fabulous/93079859/in/set-209684/
  8. 8 http://sesjusz.deviantart.com/
  9. 9 http://sesjusz.deviantart.com/art/Winter-in-Poland-78104399
  10. 10 http://gnato.deviantart.com/
  11. 11 http://gnato.deviantart.com/art/winter-like-fall-76592908
  12. 12 http://1x.com/member/4879/leif-westling/
  13. 13 http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicora/
  14. 14 http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicora/363030202/
  15. 15 http://doberman4ik.deviantart.com/
  16. 16 http://joffo1.deviantart.com/
  17. 17 http://joffo1.deviantart.com/art/Winter-surprise-II-72413765
  18. 18 http://www.funtasticus.com/20071214/winter-photos/
  19. 19 http://www.funtasticus.com/20071214/winter-photos/
  20. 20 http://www.funtasticus.com/20071214/winter-photos/
  21. 21 http://www.funtasticus.com/20071114/picturesque-winter-images/
  22. 22 http://behindmyblueeyes.deviantart.com/
  23. 23 http://behindmyblueeyes.deviantart.com/art/Winter-colours-70575160
  24. 24 http://www.flickr.com/people/bianicastro/
  25. 25 http://www.flickr.com/photos/bianicastro/2220694772/
  26. 26 http://latimeria.deviantart.com/
  27. 27 http://latimeria.deviantart.com/art/winter-27713874
  28. 28 http://marcadamus.deviantart.com/
  29. 29 http://marcadamus.deviantart.com/art/Crater-Lake-Winter-58616472
  30. 30 http://marcadamus.deviantart.com/art/Mountain-Graceful-59884526
  31. 31 http://marcadamus.deviantart.com/
  32. 32 http://marcadamus.deviantart.com/art/Temple-of-Winter-58983275
  33. 33 http://1x.com/member/11158/ramonag/
  34. 34 http://nzeman.deviantart.com/
  35. 35 http://nzeman.deviantart.com/art/Winter-Icon-77222793
  36. 36 http://koksuel.deviantart.com/
  37. 37 http://koksuel.deviantart.com/art/winter-72933413
  38. 38 #
  39. 39 http://blog.andreas-manessinger.info/
  40. 40 http://blog.andreas-manessinger.info/2008/02/482-waiting-for-miracle.html
  41. 41 http://www.flickr.com/people/mshandro/
  42. 42 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mshandro/2251999872/
  43. 43 http://www.treknature.com/members/shirgold/
  44. 44 http://www.treknature.com/gallery/Europe/Finland/North/Oulu/photo48070.htm
  45. 45 http://1x.com/member/5458/floyd-k-hopper/
  46. 46 http://1x.com/member/2580/jacek-stefan/
  47. 47 http://1x.com/member/10986/tristan-shu/
  48. 48 http://joffo1.deviantart.com/
  49. 49 http://sassaputzin.deviantart.com/
  50. 50 http://sassaputzin.deviantart.com/art/winter-longing-97064884
  51. 51 http://1x.com/member/7742/gary-minish/
  52. 52 http://1x.com/photos/member/7742/15916/
  53. 53 http://www.santossaul.com/
  54. 54 http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=4183243
  55. 55 http://www.michaelandersongallery.com/
  56. 56 http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=7218824
  57. 57 http://www.bluemooncamera.com/
  58. 58 http://www.flickr.com/photos/zebandrews/2230418266/in/set-72157603828753902/
  59. 59 http://www.flickr.com/photos/j-adree/337557845/
  60. 60 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dbsteers/
  61. 61 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dbsteers/2130045532/
  62. 62 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dbsteers/2130043874/
  63. 63 http://weheartit.com/entry/51606
  64. 64 http://weheartit.com/entry/51606
  65. 65 http://latimeria.deviantart.com/
  66. 66 http://voorikvergeet.deviantart.com/art/Winter-68462744
  67. 67 http://aniabeata.deviantart.com/
  68. 68 http://aniabeata.deviantart.com/art/Winter-on-the-city3-80859816
  69. 69 http://kkart.deviantart.com/
  70. 70 http://kkart.deviantart.com/art/Western-Winter-Serenity-74109113
  71. 71 http://doberman4ik.deviantart.com/
  72. 72 http://doberman4ik.deviantart.com/art/Classical-russian-winter-75289387
  73. 73 http://1x.com/member/3278/herman-cater/
  74. 74 http://www.flickr.com/photos/35127493@N00/114072481/
  75. 75 http://www.flickr.com/photos/35127493@N00/114072481/
  76. 76 http://www.michaelandersongallery.com/
  77. 77 http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=7182632
  78. 78 #
  79. 79 http://www.treknature.com/themes.php?thid=701
  80. 80 http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Severe-cold-weather-photography
  81. 81 http://photography.about.com/od/takingpictures/a/coldweathrphoto.htm
  82. 82 http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/ice/index.html
  83. 83 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/12/the-beauty-of-street-photography/
  84. 84 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/beautiful-examples-of-tilt-shift-photography/

↑ Back to top Tweet itShare on Facebook

Advertisement

Andrew Gibson is a photographer and writer. He runs Magical Places Fine Art, an online photography magazine and another great photography resource.

  1. 1

    number 19 (Av Clara Lidström) and 52 (Unknown) were taken on the same street, from the same point of view, with the same snowflakes falling… I’d bet 52 is original and 19 photoshopped :)

    1
  2. 2

    Sweet 404.

    1
  3. 3

    Matthew Heidenreich

    November 23, 2008 4:01 pm

    Veryy nice list, think i may have a new background

    2
  4. 4

    oh my god i cold :)))

    2
  5. 5

    what is that white powder everywhere?

    2
  6. 6

    #1 e_anka is right. 52 by Unknown is just flipped horizontally & changed a little bit. I think it shouldn’t be on the list ;-)

    1
  7. 7

    photoshopped.

    0
  8. 8

    More web development – usability – page layout – etc.stuff. I click ads.

    2
  9. 9

    Great set!

    4
  10. 10

    what’s wrong with using photoshop? is part of digital photography, get over it, people.

    0
  11. 11

    4, 6 and 18 aren’t ‘special’ enough in my opinion. All the others make want to ride sleighs, drink hot choco and take long walks through open snowy countrysides :-)

    1
  12. 12

    i like *joffo 1 ;)

    1
  13. 13

    Can’t help but laugh at the phallic icicles of #4.

    2
  14. 14

    As always, very nice collection. But don’t you guys think it’s time to find another word other than ‘Beautiful’? No? Just going to keep using that word for every post? Ok, thats cool… way to be.

    1
  15. 15

    Feeling Chill :-)
    Good Collection

    3
  16. 16

    Winter is beautiful !

    5
  17. 17

    isnt the 1st unknown one a xp default image? ^^

    0
  18. 18

    I needed cheering up, so thanks. They are stunning!

    2
  19. 19

    rossella sferlazzo

    November 24, 2008 3:23 am

    Very Nice Photos!! I’ s Christmas Time!!

    2
  20. 20

    Excellent pics!!! Very nice collection ….smashing rocks…

    2

↑ Back to top