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Your best photos from winter 2021

Snow covers mountains and tall finger-like saguaro cacti on scrubby, snowy hillside.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Niccole Neely in Arizona captured this photo of snow-covered saguaros on January 25, 2021. She wrote: “I live in Phoenix, Arizona, and a recent storm brought snow to the outskirts of Phoenix and northern Arizona. It was truly amazing to see our saguaros covered in snow. It was a desert winter wonderland!” Thanks, Niccole!

Winter has descended on the Northern Hemisphere, and places as far south as Arizona are seeing snow. Friends of EarthSky are sharing their photos with us, from unusual ice features to thick powdery blankets. Share your best shot of winter at EarthSky Community Photos!

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Thick snow covers the landscape and the peaked roof of a small house.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Peter Mellquist in Åre – Grundsviken Jämtland Sweden captured this photo of a snowy scene on January 24, 2021. He wrote: “View of last night’s moon behind the clouds over my outhouse, in Åre, Jämtland County, Sweden. We had lots of snow the past weeks….” Thanks, Peter!
Very many little ice spikes perpendicular to a twig.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Laura Beggs in Blairsville, Georgia, captured this photo of rime ice on January 10, 2021. She wrote: “As the sun rose and the wind picked up, the frozen ice fell away like snow.” Thanks, Laura!
Row of wave-like clouds above snowy mountain dotted with evergreen trees.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Mike Daniels in Red Rock Canyon, Utah, captured this photo of Kelvin-Helmholtz wave clouds above a wintry scene on January 4, 2021. He wrote: “Looking south just before lunch time. Saw these clouds moving behind the cliffs.” Thanks, Mike!
All-white bare trees beyond a flat white field.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Merikay Garrett in Carlton County, Mahtowa, Minnesota, captured this photo of freezing fog on January 2, 2021. Merikay wrote: “Mahtowa had freezing fog every day for a week. Locals said they’d not ever seen that happen.” Thanks, Merikay!
Rime ice makes lots of short, narrow spikes on twigs.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Kelly Whitt in Delafield, Wisconsin – an EarthSky editor – captured this photo of rime ice on her afternoon walk on January 6, 2021. She wrote: “Freezing fog creates rime ice, beautiful and jagged spears that coat every branch. Day after day of freezing fog has created a majestic scene to start 2021.” Thanks, Kelly!
Slabs of ice at all angles piled up on each other under sunset sky.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Jim Peacock in Red Cliff, Wisconsin, captured this photo of plates of ice piled up along Lake Superior. He wrote: “Stacks of ice along the shoreline of Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin. Recent freezing in this bay followed by a slight warm up is the probable cause of this beautiful phenomenon.” Thanks, Jim!
Very many drooping frost-laden branches amid a snowy scene.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Jill Ellis in Oregon, Wisconsin, captured this photo of frosty branches on January 5, 2021. She wrote: “Several days of freezing fog have coated every twig and branch with rime ice. It’s quite beautiful!” Thanks, Jill!
Tiny icicles on a power line amid tree branches with small round red seed pods.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Nina Gorenstein in West Lafayette, Indiana, captured this photo of ice coating the neighborhood on January 1, 2021. She wrote: “The New Year began with wind and freezing rain alerts. Ice crust and frozen rain drops appeared on branches of trees, wires, borders of roofs. These tiny icicles are so evenly distributed!” Thanks, Nina!
Slabs of ice piled up on lakeshore with lowering sun glinting off them.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Kristal Leonard caught these glittering ice slabs in Townsend, Montana, on December 23, 2020. She wrote: “Giant chunks of frozen shoreline on Canyon Ferry Lake in Montana at sunset.”

Bottom line: We share your best photos of winter 2021!

January 29, 2021
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