Winter photography is the art of capturing the beauty of the natural world. It can be a challenging genre, as it requires both a keen eye for composition and the patience to wait for the perfect light. But when done well, winter photography can transport viewers to another place and time. The best winter photos are those that evoke a sense of wonder, whether it’s the vastness of a mountain range or the ethereal quality of a family moment. Thank you to all the photographers that shared their favorite winter moments in this photo contest with chances to win a $1,000 Gift Card and more. Congratulations to the following finalists:

" First snow winter deer " by andreiromanov

"Frozen forest " by WRpixs

" " by jdnethery

"Do you know which way we should go? " by davidyack

"Engulfed " by clifffawcett

"Bull River Winter " by chrisbalboni

"Midwinters Dream " by ManuKeggenhoff

"an early winter " by mcEE

"Lighthouse Winter Landscape " by madspeteriversen

"I love snowboarding. " by TC_PHOTOGRAPHY

"When wishes do come true " by Child_Expressions

"Cruising Down The Ski Hill " by ReidCollins

"Fire and ice " by EmmanuelVerzura

"Winter-Traffic " by Lichthart

"Wild Lynx Family " by brandonbroderick

"Winter Lynx " by tracymunson

"Iceburg lagoon " by PhotosbyJLR

""THE DRIFTER" " by jeannebencichnations

"Cross Streets and Driveways " by JakeKurdsjuk

"Bison in Morning Light " by tomhausler

"Minimal Winter " by JBramerPhotography

"Belsito_20221009_20_SNOW " by Kimberlypek

" " by f4j9hbqt7r

"Amur leopard " by Serise

"Checkerboard " by westlightart

"Hamnoy " by Juliocastropardo

"16 décembre 2017 - 2017-12-16 Sauze_HD-4 " by Laurent_Martinotti

"Helihiking in the Canadian Rockies " by KayBrewer

"white impression " by photo3idea

"Looking up the snow " by Amkira

"Grand Tetons Emerging " by jmimages

"DSC_1647-Edit " by chrisklug

"Hiding " by vladcech

"Ice Princess " by ellalauren

"BBE3B6B8-1EC2-42E6-AA33-FC869D183045 " by KaijaRazavi

"Winter dawn " by saintek

"Herd of American Bison Yellowstone " by RonTear

"In the winter wonderland " by Marcin_Rutkowski

"On ice " by albertoalvaro

"Ice Queen " by SolSiren

"Coffee on a cold day " by cashwomack

"Winter Wonderland " by Samantha_Dawn

"Loulou " by lynefournier

"Daria " by frenzy_fox

"Winter Coastal Picture " by robwill236

"Snow. " by sollenaphotography

"Ice photographer " by q-liebin

"Lighthouse Marken in the Netherlands. " by DennisartPhotography

"Amur Tigress Jump " by zquentin

"Frostbite " by WorldPix

"Winter Splendor " by donanzinger

"Snowy smile " by narcisa_5892

"Subway " by Natulya

"The story " by valeriasig

"Midnight Photographer on Black Sea Coast " by atanasdonev

"Lake House " by MarvinEvasco17

"winter's tale " by dKi_Photography

"Breakfast Rush " by Scotthizny

"Well fed polar mum and cub " by mortenross

"Frosty morning " by olga_wing

"The tunnel of ice " by samanthawilson25

"Pier covered with ice in winter " by nikispasov

"Sunkissed tree tops " by lindapersson

"A Dusting In Oregon " by mattvidal

"Zoomby " by DavidZulch

"Small world " by jmphotography2323

"Snowy Bench " by taylormushinski

"Dash airing over harbor at Mt. Eyak " by Walklightphoto

" " by daniel_rellim

"Snowy evening " by maciejplewicki_fotografia

"Winter Walk " by mamyotfoto

"Cesky Krumlov " by stanislavkhatsevich

"bird-eye view " by impmagination

"Over the Edge " by Tpellett

" " by (A)derekgosselin

"Alena " by (A)usachevalexander

" " by (A)allanjsmith

"-7 Degrees " by (A)richandcherylshaffer

"Cervino " by (A)The_Dreamcatcher

"Montana Mountain Road " by (A)ks_pics

"Walking on thin Ice " by (A)ingridkollmer

"Iceland Road " by (A)ventenni

"LRM_EXPORT_20161231_093003 " by (A)daviddaily

"Winter sunset in the fairy forest " by (A)Pfoten-Chaoten

"Frozen Tow Path " by (A)michaelkdavies

"Under your spell " by (A)@Tikinna

"Aurora Storm " by (A)polaris