From Australia to Antarctica, we've rounded up breathtaking images of snow-filled landscapes from around the world.
The above winter scene of a rosy sunset's rays over the snow was captured in Finland.
A forest in Ukraine overlooks the Carpathian Mountains, the second-longest mountain range in Europe after the Scandinavian Mountains. The mountains stretch across Central and Eastern Europe, and are known as the Central Carpathians in Ukraine.
Dr. Seuss Trees
This otherworldly shot also shows snow-covered trees in front of the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine.
This tranquil photograph was snapped in the historic town of Schaffhausen, which was a city-state during the Middle Ages. Located in the northernmost corner of Switzerland, the town rests on the beautiful Rhine riverside.
The jagged peaks of the Flatirons, a rock formation located in Chautauqua Park, rise above the snow-covered trees of Boulder, Colo. One of Boulder's most iconic geological features, the Flatirons is a popular destination for mountain climbers.
This photo of the snow-tipped stratovolcano Mount Fuji was taken through arching braches on the island of Honshu in Japan. At 12,388 feet (3,776 meters), Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan.
The above shot of a sunset over a forest was taken in Russia. During the winter, the days in Russia are quite short, with the sun setting just before 5 p.m. in Moscow during December. The parts of Russia that are to the North of the Polar Circle experience a polar night, which occurs when there is no sunlight during the winter season because the sun's rays do not reach over from the horizon in those areas.
Here, a snowy-white roadside in rural Russia. Tree branches can look like they've been spray-painted white from every angle — not just from above, as is the case after a snowfall — when water particles in fog settle and freeze on surfaces, forming a frosty outer layer that is known as rime.
The above wind-swept landscape overlooks Mount Bogong in Falls Creek, Australia. Located in Alpine National Park, Mount Bogong is a popular skiing and snowboarding location during the mid winter-spring months — the only time that the mountain is covered in snow.
Fog and Frost
A fog creeps over a snow-covered road in the village of Mrzla Vodica in Croatia.
The above winter landscape of frosty trees and shrubbery is in Denmark, a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The days are short in Denmark during the winter, with sunsets occurring at about 3:45 p.m.
The Great Outdoors
Seagulls rest on the dazzling snow-capped mountains of Antarctica. Winter is tourism season in the icy region, which is located around the Earth's South Pole. Adventure-seekers pay upwards of $30,000 to experience Antarctica's breathtaking sights, extreme climate and stunning wilderness.
A sunset illuminates a cozy home near a frost-covered bridge in Finland. If you love winter, Finland is the place to be, as Finns experience three to seven months of wintertime, depending on which part of the country they live in.
Sand and Snow
The snow-covered shores of Ballybunion Beach, situated at the mouth of the River Shannon in County Kerry, Ireland, feature 14th-century ruins of Ballybunion Castle.
The sun beams down on the smooth snow of Valnontey Valley, located within Italy's Alps. The Alps mountain range stretches from Austria and Slovenia, through Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Liechtenstein to France.
The picturesque riverside paths along Kleine Dommel, which starts in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, make for popular tourist attractions.
A windmill stands in stark contrast against the snowy landscape of the Dutch village of Oosthuizenthe in North Holland, the Netherlands.