READERS' BEST WINTER PHOTOS

32 Spectacular Photos of Winter Wonderlands

There's just something about freshly fallen snow—how it makes everything so peaceful. Here are your best shots of winter landscapes, from a sunrise over snowy Lake Tahoe to a fairy-tale castle in Germany.

  1. "Winter."

    (Courtesy raghava47/myBudgetTravel)
  2. "A fairy-tale castle in Germany."

    (Courtesy rcrowgey/myBudgetTravel)
  3. "Snow-capped mountains seen while on an Alaska cruise."

    (Courtesy mmiwig/myBudgetTravel)
  4. "On a windy winter day we encountered an exquisite snowdrift in a White Mountain forest in Arizona."

    (Courtesy peghaz/myBudgetTravel)
  5. "A recent snowstorm in Middlebury, Vermont, covered the bittersweet vines with a dusting of wet snow."

    (Courtesy woobiecat1/myBudgetTravel)
  6. "This photo was taken just as sunset light was breaking through the clouds of a passing snow squall. The location is Shelburne, Massachusetts, a lovely rural community in the Berkshires."

    (Courtesy dbrown1793/myBudgetTravel)
  7. "A winter scene of ice on the Great Salt Lake in Utah."

    (Courtesy whipsum_2/myBudgetTravel)
  8. "Along the Columbia River in Oregon."

    (Courtesy Martrese/myBudgetTravel)
  9. "Snow dancing on tulips. It was still snowing in Middlebury, Vt., on April 27, but it didn't seem to bother these flowers."

    (Courtesy woobiecat1/myBudgetTravel)
  10. "I took this photo of the Grand Tetons from the Buffalo Valley area north of Jackson Hole, Wyo. It was a bitter cold morning and the light sparkling off the ice crystals was incredible. This is a beautiful ranch in the valley, and I have taken many photos of it through the years, but this is my favorite photo of all."

    (Courtesy trooper138/myBudgetTravel)
  11. "Our winter hike to The Wave in northern Arizona."

    (Courtesy ngrisi/myBudgetTravel)
  12. "A New York City subway entrance at 57th St. and Seventh Ave. by Central Park."

    (Courtesy bernsi/myBudgetTravel)
  13. "Upsala Glacier, Patagonia."

    (Courtesy mmdurango/myBudgetTravel)
  14. "The night before our annual Christmas tree cutting excursion, Mother Nature blanketed the forest with a fresh snowfall."

    (Courtesy peghaz/myBudgetTravel)
  15. "The long and dramatic shadows of an afternoon in a Maine winter."

    (Courtesy spurdog/myBudgetTravel)
  16. "Russian Christmas tree."

    (Courtesy amichka/myBudgetTravel)
  17. "Oregon in the winter."

    (Courtesy sandybeachesbar/myBudgetTravel)
  18. "The Tunnel of Peace in Brevard, N.C."

    (Courtesy babytravlr/myBudgetTravel)
  19. "Clouds create passing shadows in this shot taken from the Grand Canyon's South Rim after a February snowfall."

    (Courtesy melpilgrim/myBudgetTravel)
  20. "A beautiful sunrise out the front door of the house I grew up in on Sebascodegan Island, Harpswell, Maine."

    (Courtesy spurdog/myBudgetTravel)
  21. "This photo was taken on December 19, 2009, the day of a huge snowstorm. If you look carefully, you can see the U.S. Capitol."

    (Courtesy jhodgso1/myBudgetTravel)
  22. "The town of Cloverdale is situated close to mountains in northern California, where it snowed in 2008. This photo is of an extremely rare snowy winter scene on the road between Arcata and Willow Creek!"

    (Courtesy Mollybug/myBudgetTravel)
  23. "The Swiss Alps are some of the most amazing terrain in the world."

    (Courtesy kellybudget/myBudgetTravel)
  24. "Snow on the ground and cold temperatures just add to the feel of winter in this black and white shot taken in Bratislava, Slovakia."

    (Courtesy melpilgrim/myBudgetTravel)
  25. "Polar bear mother and her cubs huddled for warmth in Hudson Bay, Canada."

    (Courtesy sfdwnfrnt/myBudgetTravel)
  26. "I saw this little church sitting at the base of the German Alps, near Füssen."

    (Courtesy lockwood81/myBudgetTravel)
  27. "Two red cardinals in Northeastern Ohio."

    (Courtesy daveantphoto/myBudgetTravel)
  28. "Winter on the beach in Saugatuck, Mich."

    (Courtesy soggymlou/myBudgetTravel)
  29. "Madeline Island in winter."

    (Courtesy ellascafe/myBudgetTravel)
  30. "A sleepy winter morning at the intersection of Burrard and Robson in downtown Vancouver."

    (Courtesy FMWarner/myBudgetTravel)
  31. "Yes, Lake Superior freezes. Many people are surprised to find this out, but in the winter the lake does partially freeze over and the harbor is closed. This photo was taken at the Canal Park entrance to the harbor, Duluth, Minn., in February 2010."

    (Courtesy megstanton/myBudgetTravel)
  32. "'Is this my good side?' A seal in New Zealand."

    (Courtesy Tuckerg/myBudgetTravel)

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