The Cosmotic Order presents
Links to image galleries of Winter scenery
Dan Heller Photography
Snowy scenes of Yellowstone, primarily of the springs and of trees.
A few images of Yellowstone at dawn.
Ray L. Doan
Includes some nice shots of thin, isolated tree trunks.
Shots from Colorado of mountains and valleys, including some nice shots of mountains dwarfing a town with its evening lights.
New Mexico's Organ Mountains.
Canada and Alaska
Canadian Ice Service
This page has a section for ice-related photos, but they are a bit grainy in their reproduction.
Cryosphere System in Canada
A collection of snow, ice, iceberg and glacier photos.
Heli Canada Adventures
Images of the Canadian Rockies.
Grand photos of Alaskan peaks. Also visit his Glaciers gallery.
Tongass National Forest
A page of photos of the progression of the Hubbard glacier in Alaska.
Northern Canada Ice Country
Some wonderful ice formations.
Los Glaciares National Park
A magnificent region of glaciers in the Argentinian Andes.
The glaciers of Patagonia.
Mountains from the Cordillera Blanca range in Peru.
National Oceanic& Atmospheric Administration
Their Arctic theme page offers many fine photos (animals and boat pictures aside).
Bryan and Cherry Alexander
The "Sea Ice" and "Icebergs and Glaciers" galleries are especially pleasant. Also see the "Antarctic Landscape" gallery, although these are clearly images from the Arctic regions.
Several galleries including Finland, Lapland, Iceland, and the Scandanavian Mountains.
Pictures of floating ice. You can also visit his Arctic Landscapes page, but the images are less pristine (although there is a nice image of a glacier pouring from jagged mountains into the sea).
K. Bruce Lane
Some images of icebergs near Newfoundland and Labrador.
Scott Polar Research
Images of icebergs and ice
Our Beautiful World
Very peaceful Norwegian scenery.
Visit the Forests, Mountains and Streams galleries.
Scenes of snow and frost from Northern Finland.
This site disappoints, except for this page of images of a frosty waterfall at Thingvellir National Park.
Icebergs in the Jökulsárlón lagoon.
Never mind the geothermal baths -- there are some attractive images here of Iceland in Winter.
A few decent shots of the Vatnajökull glacier.
Jack Stephens Images
An extensive collection of landscapes, ice formations, and special phenomenon.
Beautiful black&white images of icebergs at Ilulissat.
Images of ranges in Nepal, Kashmir and Pakistan, as well as some shots from the Arctic regions. Don't miss his link to a spectacular avalanche photo.
It can be difficult to locate pristine photos of Everest, as alpinists on this quest are often stricken with narcissism, and dominate the images in any gallery. This site, however, does offer a few splendid images.
High Altitude Medicine Guide
A few photos of mountains in the Himalayas.
Serac Adventure Films
Images from an Everest expedition.
Asia Photo Gallery
Peaks and glaciers from the region, although the photos are littered with alpinists. There is a fine shot of the Mustagh-Ata glacier.
A few images, mostly from the roadside.
Kawasaki Photo Studio
Some scenes of frozen waters and frost.
Mark J. Thomas
A nice portrayal of how Antarctic sea ice hardens to form tundras. Also visit the "icebergs" page. Other Antarctic pages are worth viewing, keeping in mind that these are images from the islands (and perhaps Arctic sources).
NOAA Photo Gallery
The first two galleries provide fine examples of sea ice and icebergs. Page 3 of the "Outposts" gallery is worthwhile, and you might browse the "Historic Images" index with its mixture of fact and fiction.
Images from the coastal islands, as well as a set of iceberg shots.
Endurance Expedition Images
Frank Hurley's photos of the Endurance caught in the pack ice, although no images of the splintering. Still, a lesson to be learned.
Actually, icebergs and formations near the coastal islands, occasionally marred by the presence of penguins.
Peakware World Mountain Encyclopedia
An immense index assorted by world regions, which unfold to photo galleries of individual peaks.
Webshots Winter Scenes
Three gallery pages of dramatic photos.
World on Photo
A Snow & Ice page.
Pictures of small-scale frost formations, possibly from Belgium or Holland.
Trees as characters in a Winter scenery.
Snow piled heavily upon vegetation.
All Azimuths Photo
Alpine landscapes worldwide.
Bella Bon Lux
Images of moderate snow over mountains.
NASA: Visible Earth
Images of ice over land and water, photographed from the Cryosphere.
National Snow and Ice Data Center
The photo galleries in this site may take some digging to find, so here are some links:
Glacier gallery (American Geographical Society Collection)
Staff photos (includes a beautiful set of glacial calving)
Site includes image galleries of Greenland, Iceland, and glaciers on volcanos.
Various shots of floating ice.
Sea Ice Nomenclature
Definitions of various types of sea ice, with images.
Compiled by the Cosmotic Order, Chicago Chapter