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.

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!

#1

St Joseph Lighthouse, Michigan, USA

St Joseph Lighthouse, Michigan, USA

Kevin Povenz , John Mccormick Report

#2

Lake Bled, Slovenia

Lake Bled, Slovenia

Reinhold Samonigg , Ales Krivec Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#4

Natadera Temple, Komatsu, Japan

Natadera Temple, Komatsu, Japan

Pale Blue , Anderson Sato Report

#5

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

Karen Plimmer , Terry Chuang Report

#6

The Historic Village Of Shirakawa-Gō, Japan

The Historic Village Of Shirakawa-Gō, Japan

663highland , Agustin Rafael Reyes Report

#7

Yosemite National Park, California, USA

Yosemite National Park, California, USA

Spondylolithesis , land_of_ice Report

varwenea
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Both are so inviting. What a lovely place.

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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
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#10

Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania

Antanas Kairys , Laimonas Ciūnys Report

#11

Johannapark, Leipzig, Germany

Johannapark, Leipzig, Germany

PK , muhammedkurtoglu Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I guess the skyscrapers are only there in the summer months lol

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#12

Kirkjufell Pool, Iceland

Kirkjufell Pool, Iceland

Bin Sultan , Ivan Pedretti Report

#13

Radhost Mountain, Czech Republic

Radhost Mountain, Czech Republic

Anwar Berech Report

#14

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Vesna Zivcic Report

Kjorn
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it's a place who's not talked enough, but i saw so many gorgeous picture of Croatia.

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#15

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle

Michael Boehmlaender , Achim Thomae Report

#17

Central Park, New York, USA

Central Park, New York, USA

Jason Moskowitz , Kevin Kim Report

#18

Hallstatt Village, Austria

Hallstatt Village, Austria

Nick Csakany , Pierre Report

#20

Gásadalur, Faroe Islands

Gásadalur, Faroe Islands

Fabian Zehnder , Mortan Mortensen Report

Kjorn
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

beautiful, but seem a harsh place to live in

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#21

Skógafoss Waterfall, Iceland

Skógafoss Waterfall, Iceland

Christopher Shepherd , Tiffany Nguyen Report

Wyndmere
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The colors of the rainbows add so much to the summer and make the winter shot so stark in comparison.

#22

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

Marco Bellucci , Thomas Mitchell Report

#24

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

laphon pinta , Tomas Chaloupka Report

Dr Soidberger
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Whether with rain, sunshine or snow: Prague is a beautiful city! :)

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#25

Multnomah Falls, Oregon, USA

Multnomah Falls, Oregon, USA

Thomas Duffy , activelynorthwest.com Report

Wyndmere
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Summer shot is marvelous with the streams of light accenting the stream of water.

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#26

Central Park, New York, Usa

Central Park, New York, Usa

Peter Darcy , Raymond Haddad Report

#27

Borgund Stave Church, Laerdal, Norway

Borgund Stave Church, Laerdal, Norway

Spektrs , Dag Nordsveen Report

#28

Church Of The Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Church Of The Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Michael Cockerill , Danskie Dijamco Report

#29

Kilchurn Castle, Scotland

Kilchurn Castle, Scotland

Mathieu Noel , Grant Glendinning Report

#30

Trakai Castle, Lithuania

Trakai Castle, Lithuania

Vladas Sciavinskas Report

Hannah Hollowell
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Can anyone tell me what the things are on the sides of the bridge???

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