• February 5, 2015

Instants: Snowed In

In our series Instants, the Proof staff brings you a snapshot of recent dispatches from the @natgeo Instagram feed. Follow us to experience more from National Geographic on Instagram.

Up here in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s the dead of winter. Winter can be both incredibly beautiful and simultaneously dangerous and dark. Here’s to the beauty of winter, and the photographers who brave the cold to remind us about its wonders.

Here’s a selection of pictures from Keith Ladzinski in Niagra Falls, Ian Nichols in Yellowstone, Shaul Schwarz in Brooklyn, Michael Yamashita in Japan and China, Ira Block in Manhattan, Marcus Bleasdale in Norway, and Matthieu Paley on Lake Baikal.

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Standing at the frozen base of the thundering Niagara Falls in upstate New York is an incredible experience and one I won’t forget soon. 150,000 tons of water flowing over the crest every minute at speeds of nearly 70 MPH, the generated impact is equivalent to roughly 4,000 eighteen-wheel trucks hitting the ground at the same time. —Keith Ladzinski

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Traveling to Yellowstone to visit Nick Nichols while he is working on a story with Drew Rush. I got off the airplane just in time for sunset on the Tetons. —Ian Nichols

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Just another day in Brooklyn! Keep smiling. —Shaul Schwarz

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A line of larch trees at sunset in Daisetsuzan National Park in Japan. —Michael Yamashita

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Snow, light, and the iconic Flatiron Building evoke a time in New York when Instagrams could never have been imagined. —Ira Block

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High tide, snow, and sea combine to create a magical world on Ormøya in Oslo, Norway. —Marcus Bleasdale

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Visitors surrounded by a winter wonderland at Five Color Lake in Jiuzhaigou National Park in China. —Michael Yamashita

Detail of cracked ice on Lake Baikal. The layer of ice gets over a meter thick (40 inches) and even trucks cross the frozen lake in winter. Quite an unreal and slippery experience to walk on it. —Matthieu Paley

Follow Keith Ladzinski, Drew Rush, Ian Nichols, Shaul Schwarz, Michael Yamashita, Ira Block, Marcus Bleasdale, and Matthieu Paley on Instagram.

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  1. tikku
    February 16, 2015

    When nature and the Artists meet, it becomes beutifuller.—the camera artists—

  2. Martha Brinkmann
    February 12, 2015

    Such beautiful pictures. I love the one with the snow falling on the dock. But even as I look and see this beauty, I am glad I live in South Texas.

  3. Gerri
    February 6, 2015

    What Scott Ophof said above. Winter is so others can take beautiful photos for me to enjoy from Bermuda (while feeling grateful I’m not there!)

  4. Scott Ophof
    February 5, 2015

    Fully agreed: the truly awesome & incredible beauty of winter! Dear & excellent photographers, thank you for reminding me so graphically why–having braved that cold myself for 5 decades–I vastly prefer the tropics.
    For me the beauty of Northern winters is in enjoying the timeliness of the pictures you take & show…. from my hammock between 2 palm trees in a balmy 30C breeze.

  5. Samba Ly
    February 5, 2015

    ————-Je me suis promu ou baptisé personnellement Citoyen du monde . Donc un fidèle Ami à tout ce qui est flore et faune comme: eaux, terres, forets …..bref ! c’est à dire de l’ensemble de toutes les aspérités naturelles qui ornent notre terre .Et les sonorités des chittes du Niagara et ledit yellowston Parc son chez moi comme des voix d’Opéra . Merci !

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