The Big Picture

Winter white

Across the globe, snow blankets the landscape, giving photographers a new perspective on their surroundings.--By Leanne Burden Seidel
A pedestrian crosses a road in Boston amid light traffic during a storm. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)
The tree line between Bloomsburg High School’s soccer and baseball fields cast a shadow across the snow, Feb. 11, in Bloomsburg, Pa. (Jimmy May/Bloomsburg Press Enterprise via AP)
A pedestrian smokes a cigarette as she walks on a snow covered pathway in Alta, northern Norway, Feb. 1. (Alastair Grant/Associated Press)
Bird footprints mingled with boot prints in the slush in East Boston on, Feb. 7. (Dina Rudick/Globe Staff)
A Kashmiri man walks over a snow-covered log of wood on the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, Feb. 12. The fresh snowfall in Kashmir brought relief to the people ending concerns over the prolonged dry spell during the harshest period of winters, however, Kashmir valley remained cut off with the rest of the world for the second consecutive day with the strategic fair-weather Srinagar-Jammu highway (NH1A) remaining closed. (Farooq Khan/EPA)
A woman stands on Huntington Ave. in Boston during a windy, snowy day with lots of school closings. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)
A bison herd grazes in Lone Elk Park in St. Louis County near Valley Park as snow falls on, Feb. 10. The park, featuring its namesake elk, bison, wild turkey and other waterfowl, opened to the public in 1971 after serving as a storage and testing facility for ammunition during World War II. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
A performer jumps with his snow scooter ahead of the Rally Sweden, second round of the FIA World Rally Championship on Feb. 11, in Karlstad, Sweden. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
Kashmiri people try to warm themselves amid snowfall in Tangmarg, north of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, Feb. 11. (Farooq Khan/EPA)
A child walks across a snow covered road , Feb. 2, in Omaha, Neb. (Matt Miller/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
A car drives down Highway 14 west of Rochester, Minn., on Feb. 2, as a snow storm passes through the area. (Andrew Link/Rochester Post-Bulletin via AP)
A road sign “163 km” is seen on a birch on a winter road at a market near the Siberia village of Yangutum, on Feb. 2 in Siberia, Russia. (Alexander Aksakov/Getty Images)
Snow piles up on the ground near a picture of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump displayed outside a house in West Des Moines, Iowa, Feb. 3. (Scott Morgan/Reuters)
Russian woman walks during a snowfall near the Holly Trinity New-Golutvin Convent on the Cathedral Square inside the Kolomna Kremlin in Kolomna, Russia, Feb. 12. (Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA)
Morning mist sits in the valley of the Spey River near Kincraig Scotland Britain, Feb. 12. (Russell Cheyne/Reuters)
Water from the overflowing Diemeltal lock rushes over a gate in the wall in Diemelsee, Germany, Feb. 11. The reason is a high inflow of water from snow that is melting due to recent mild temperatures and rainfall. (Uwe Zucchi/EPA)
A worker clears snow from a bus shelter in Washington, Jan. 26. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
Spontaneous snowballs appear at the Nature Conservancy Silver Creek Preserve in Picabo, Idaho on Jan. 30. Snow rollers are formed during a rare weather event that is caused by an unusual combination of snowfall with the right water density and temperatures near freezing and winds. (Sunny Healey/The Nature Conservancy via AP)
Snow is cleared along a street in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York, Jan. 24, in the wake of a storm that dumped heavy snow along the East Coast. (Craig Ruttle/Associated Press)
Tim Breda walks home in the snow with his dog Jackson in Stratford, Conn., Feb. 5. A winter storm packing heavy, wet snow gave New England its first real taste of winter, toppling trees and knocking out power to more than 180,000 customers and threatening to cover some spots a foot deep. (Ned Gerard/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)
Setting sunlight lands on snow-covered trees Feb. 5, in Derry, N.H. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A gull flies over the Mediterranean Sea as the sun rises over snow-covered Mount Sannine, in Beirut, Lebanon, Feb. 8. (Hassan Ammar/Associated Press)
A Gentoo penguins in the snow at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium during a media availability in an outdoors area on Feb. 10, in Pittsburgh. (Keith Srakocic/Associated Press)
Pedestrians walk between snow banks as they cross First Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York City, Jan. 25. (Mike Segar/Reuters)
A child descends one of 10 lanes made for snow tubing at the Campgaw Mountain Ski Area, Jan. 27, in Mahwah, N.J. (Julie Jacobson/Associated Press)
Candace Leinwand, right, digs her buried car out of snow with her sons Elijah, left, and Ryder following a snowstorm, in Halifax, Canada, on Feb. 9. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
Snow is seen in Pinglin during a snowfall in Taiwan on Jan. 25, in New Taipei City, Taiwan. (Billy H.C. Kwok/Getty Images)
A woman walks with her dog on the first workday following a blizzard on Jan. 25, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The storm left 26.8 inches in Manhattan, the second most recorded since 1869. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A doe looks out from a thicket of snow covered Gambol Oak during a break in the snowfall in the Rockrimmon neighborhood in northwest Colorado Springs Feb. 1. (Mark Reis/The Gazette via AP)
Snow falls on a person as they wait for a bus in downtown Pittsburgh on Feb. 9. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)
Melted snow catches the light atop hundreds of bottles of water ready for distribution outside of a Flint Fire Station on Jan. 28 in downtown Flint, Mich. (Jake May/The Flint via AP)
A surfer comes off a wave in Cow Bay, Nova Scotia, near Halifax, on Feb. 9. A winter storm forced school closures, delayed flights and created difficult traffic conditions. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP)
Justin Perez, 8, has a snowball fight with friends in a snow-filled street in the Kensington area of Philadelphia, Jan. 25. (Mark Makela/The New York Times)
The snow-covered Shenxianju Mountains near the city of Taizhou, in eastern China's Zhejiang province after snow, sleet and icy winds across Asia caused chaos in areas used to basking in balmier climates. (AFP/Getty Images)
Alpine choughs start from the summit of the 2,224 meters high Nebelhorn mountain near Oberstdorf, southern Germany, towards a snow-covered Alpine panorama, on Feb. 9. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/AFP/Getty Images)
A worker walks past the largest classic igloo with a diameter of 13 meters and a ceiling hight of 11 meters at the 'Igloo village' (Iglu Dorf) in front of the famous Matterhorn mountain in Zermatt, Switzerland, early Jan. 29. The hotel-igloo village made of snow and ice at 2'815 meters about sea level with a bar, a restaurant, bedrooms and wellness are celebrating their 20th anniversary. For this occasion the hosts built the largest classic igloo with a diameter of 13 meters and a ceiling hight of 11 meters in front of Matterhorn in Zermatt, and they will attempt the world record for this Igloo. (JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT/EPA)
A dropped winter glove marks an entrance to the Boston Common during a snowstorm on Feb. 8. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)
Snowfall brought winter conditions back to parts of the UK as overnight snow closed the Snake Pass in the Peak District of England, Feb. 3. Cold conditions are a welcome site, following flooding in many areas of Britain. (John Giles/ PA via AP)
A woman walks past snow-covered trees in a forest near the village of Mesherskoye some 70 km outside Moscow on Feb. 1. / AFP / YURI KADOBNOVYURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Dusty Thune of Minnesota works on a sculpture entitled "Frozen Whisper" on Feb. 6, during the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition in downtown Lake Geneva, Wis. (Angela Major/The Janesville Gazette via AP)
A woman walks across the road during a snowstorm in New Bedford, on Feb. 5. Many school districts in the region closed for the day, including in some in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. (Peter Pereira/Standard Times via AP)
This appears to be a disabled "Ghost Bike" in Boston covered with snow. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)
A woman walks through a cloud of steam two days after a massive snow storm covered the east coast of the United States in snow on Jan 25 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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