SOS Mayday, part of the SOS Children’s Villages action network in Norway, released a heart-wrenching social experiment video to raise awareness of displaced children in Syria who lack coats to weather the winter. In the video, a young boy sits at a bus stop in Norway, shivering from the winter cold because he doesn’t have a coat. Compassionate passers-by stop to help the boy and give him their coats, gloves, hats or scarves, and all of it is captured by a hidden camera.
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We’ve written about how the world around us changes during the winter, but that’s not the only thing that changes; throughout the animal kingdom, birds and beasts that live in colder climates have special adaptations to help them survive the winter’s harsh weather. The animals in some of these photos may look like they’re freezing, but that’s not 100% certain – in most cases, the photographers are probably colder than the animals that they’ve photographed.
For some, winter represents cold and death. But the season can be as beautiful as it is frigid – the snow and ice that covers much of the hemisphere in the winter is a transformative force like no other. So we invite you to cuddle up with a cup of tea and your warmest blanket and enjoy some of the most beautiful sights of winter. Here’s to making the most of a cold and unforgiving but enchantingly beautiful season!
Winter is coming! These beautiful pictures of ice-covered lighthouses by U.S.-based photographer Thomas Zakowski might make you feel colder just by looking at them. The lighthouses are so completely frozen over that they look like fantastic icy fairy-tale towers out of “The Chronicles of Narnia. The beautiful icicles are a testament both to nature’s creative wonder and its destructive force.
Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov is an inspiration to aspiring amateur photographers everywhere – he created a home-made rig capable of capturing stunning close-up pictures of snowflakes out of old camera parts, boards, screws and tape. His pictures give us an enchanting close-up view of snowflakes that we could never hope for without specialized equipment.
Some future mothers-in-law get pretty creative when it comes to testing their daughter’s boyfriends: a New Zealander Daniel Gray came to visit his girlfriend’s family in Canada for the holidays and was asked to build a rainbow igloo in the backyard. The igloo was built out of almost 500 ice bricks that were made by freezing colored water in milk cartons. The whole process took around 150 hours. Even the rest of the family and a neighbor were summoned to help out, all with -25 °F (-31 °C) outside!