From over 1,000 photos NASA has chosen the ten best from its search for the best images of winter. The American Space Agency held the 'Let It Snow' contest to raise awareness for a project which helps scientists understand how much it rains and snows around the planet.
Here are the winning ten entries.
Winter Walk, by Crystal Shull
– Crystal Shull
It was the first good snowstorm of the year and the sun came out which made you feel like you were in a winter wonderland.
Cloud Hovering Over Mount Shasta, by Gerry Ramos
– Gerry Ramos
While driving south on Highway US 97 on the North side of Mt. Shasta, I saw how the cloud was forming into this awesome view.
Snowflakes, by Brian Johnson
– Brian Johnson
Sitting on the back porch watching a very light snow fall. I was interested in macrophotography and wondered if I could see the actual snowflake crystals.
Forever Autumn, by Jeff Abbas
– Jeff Abbas
The blossom so beautifully encapsulated in ice is known locally as 'Frost Aster'. They are the last of the Tallgrass Prairie wildflowers in this part of Iowa to lose their bloom.
The HET at Dawn, by Coyne Gibson
– Coyne Gibson
This photo was taken just after local sunrise, from the catwalk of the 107" / 2.7M Harlan J. Smith Telescope Dome at McDonald Observatory at the summit of Mt. Locke. The view is approximately North. The Harlan J. Smith Dome is atop Mt. Locke, at the summit.
White Silence, by Gabor Dvornik
– Gabor Dvornik
It was one of those chilly mornings when the sky was clear and the wind was calm. You could hear the small branches break as a bird flew near. The surface of the lake was smooth and covered with thin ice.
Mount Roy, Wanaka, New Zealand, by Steven Sandner
– Steven Sandner
Hiking a few kilometers through the snow, was worth it for this view.
Snowfall San Diego Style, by Judtih Lea Garfield
– Judtih Lea Garfield
Most of my time is spent under water, except right after a storm when I go to the beach to play in the snow. Winter storms bring extreme tides, which interact in a singular way with the ocean's giant kelp to create a snowfall with a twist.
Sunrise on Mount Yotei, by Kristin
This photo was taken at 6:26am, a beautiful sunrise on my 30th birthday.
Kulusuk Icebergs, by Andrew Bossi
– Andrew Bossi
On approach to the airstrip at Kulusuk, Greenland, located on the east coast. The flight departed out of Reykjavík, Iceland.