Winter is here, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere at least, and with it comes a load of seasonal changes. The leaves have vanished and the trees are bare, the grass is covered by layers of snow and some ponds and rivers have frozen over. The landscape becomes almost unrecognizable when compared to the warm summer months, and this is exemplified wonderfully in the following stunning pictures.
These photographs show some of the world's most beautiful places before and after the arrival of winter. From Japan and New York to Iceland and Norway, you'll be stunned at the effects that the seasons can have on the landscapes that they touch.
Click on each picture in order to witness a magical winter transformation.