Winter is here, at least for those of us in the northern hemisphere, and with it comes a whole bunch of seasonal changes. The leaves are gone and the trees are naked, the grass is hidden beneath the snow, and the ducks in the ponds are ice-skating instead of swimming. The landscape is barely recognisable when compared to the summer months, and as you can see from these pictures, many places look incredibly different when juxtaposed against pictures of the opposite season.

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Compiled by Bored Panda, the collection of photographs below contains some of the world's most beautiful places before and after the arrival of winter. From New York and Norway to Iceland and Japan, you'll be amazed how much the seasons can affect the overall personality of the landscapes they touch. Don't forget to vote for your favorite! Like this series? Then click here to see some beautiful before and after autumn photography!

#2 Lake Bled, Slovenia

Lake Bled, Slovenia

Reinhold Samonigg , Ales Krivec Report

Yvonne Bernal 7 months ago

It almost doesn't even look like the same place - they're BOTH stunning!

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#3 Hamnøy, Norway

Hamnøy, Norway

Jacek Kadaj , Vadim Balakin Report

varwenea 7 months ago

I wonder which season do the residents enjoy more. Seems like it ought to be warmer weather, but one would think they chose to stay north for a reason too.

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#8 Pergola, Conservatory Garden, Central Park, New York, USA

Pergola, Conservatory Garden, Central Park, New York, USA

Trish Mayo , Shawn Grenninger Report

Hannah Hollowell 7 months ago

I just love to be the first to walk in the newly fallen snow there<3

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