9 Photos to Help You Hate Winter a Little Less
It's been a long hard winter across most of the United States this year, between polar vortexes, record snowfall in some places and, well, snow and ice in places that don’t usually get any.
With that in mind, we've pulled a few favorite photos to help you feel a little happier about the cold!
Everyone loves playing with friends in the snow!
Polar bear cubs playing with Mom, 2012 Honorable Mention
Photo by Christine Haines
Lamar Canyon wolf yearlings, 2012 Honorable Mention
Photo by Eilish Palmer
Southern elephant seal pups, 2012 Honorable Mention
Photo by Yva Momatiuk and John Eastcott
You can still have friends over...
Bluebird gathering with avian crests, 2012 Honorable Mention
Photo by Jack Meier
Wildlife looks even more striking against the snow:
Red fox, 2013 Honorable Mention
Photo by David Terbush
Great gray owl, 2013 Honorable Mention
Photo by Robert Palmer
Familiar landscapes take on a new beauty:
Sunrise over Yosemite Valley, 2011 2nd place, Landscapes and Plant Life
Photo by Jim Shoemaker
Grand Canyon sunrise in winter, 2013 Honorable Mention
Photo by Steve Perry
And best of all - Spring is just around the corner!
Outside on a rainy day, 2010 First Place, Connecting People and Nature
Photo by Natasha A. Svoboda
Ladybug on pearl milkweed bloom, 2012 Honorable Mention
Photo by David Winchester
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