Despite its plunging temperatures, the winter can be an idyllic time of year. With blankets of white snow enveloping our surroundings and cozy clothing keeping our bodies warm, it’s easy to fall in love with this icy season.
If you’re looking for photographs that evoke the feeling of winter bliss, look no further than this list of 15 free stock images.
1. Woman Resting during a Winter Hike
Embrace the elements with this photograph of an African American woman, resting after a winter hike, by Eric Nopanen.
2. Aurora Borealis in a Wintry Landscape
Leave your audience awe-inspired when you post this beautiful shot, of the aurora borealis in a wintry landscape, by Jonatan Pie.
3. People Playing Ice Hockey in the Wintertime
Winter lends itself to endless outdoor activities - illustrate winter fun with this shot, of silhouetted figures playing hockey, by Nick Le.
4. Snowy Pine Trees
Pine trees are often associated with the wintertime - capture the feeling of the cold season when you use this shot, of snow-covered pine trees, by Ian Schneider.
5. Husky Dog in the Snow
Some animals (and humans) thrive in winter! Need a shot of a snow-loving creature? Use this photograph of a husky, with heterochromia eyes, playing in the snow by Chirobocea Nicu.
6. Icy Caves at Night
Winter can be the prime time for exploration - show the adventurous side of winter with this nighttime shot, of icy caves, by Jonatan Pie.
7. Blue Jay Bird on a Snowy Branch
Not all birds fly south for winter. If you need a winter shot of a beautiful bird, use this picture, of a blue jay bird resting on a snowy branch, by Nature’s Beauty.
8. Snowy Mountain Sports
Show the world how fun winter sports can be when you use this shot, of a person wearing a helmet and ski goggles with a snowy mountain range in the distance, by Tyson Dudley.
9. Running in an Urban Winter Landscape
Show folks how to keep it moving despite the plunging temperatures - post this shot of a person running in an urban winter landscape by Andrew Rashotte.
10. Holding Hands in the Mountains
Capture the cuteness of the cozy season with this photograph, of a couple holding hands as they cross a bridge, by Daniel Frank.
11. Boulangerie (Bread Truck) on a Winter Road
What’s better than freshly baked bread on a winter day? This shot of a mobile boulangerie (bread truck), by Tuur Tisseghem, is sure to evoke warm feelings on a cold winter day.
12. Starry Sky above the Snow-Capped Mountains
Evoke the magical feeling of winter when you use this shot, of snow-capped mountains meeting the starry night sky,by Eberhard Grossgasteiger.
13. Swiss Alps in Wintertime
Need a quintessential winter image? You can’t go wrong with this shot, of the swiss alps in wintertime, by Denis Linine.
14. Backpacking in the Winter
Winter exploration is for the brave - like this photo of a young lady backpacking through a cold cave by Elliott Chau.
15. Man Skiing down a Snowy Slope
Make a statement with this stunning shot, of a silhouetted skier going down a snowy slope, by Mickael Tournier.