“Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity.”
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! When winter bites, other animals hibernate to ignore the cold. While they do that, others are still out there, not minding the season; they still go on playing out there, being free and just beautiful. This is why they are such wonderful subjects for photographers. With the tender amount of lighting and the surroundings glistening with whiteness, there is something quietly alluring about these animals in snow shots.
Two pandas helping each other climb up – some snow on their fluffy body. Lovely deer giving that curious gaze, a throwback at every childlike Christmas thought. Birds flapping their wings as the snowflakes fall. An adorable weasel popping out its little head from a slice of snowy haven. A kitten gazing from the window, I wonder how it feels like to be that tiny as the skies give away little presents slowly to the ground.
The cute, the awesome and the wild have this natural glow in them when out there in their natural habitat. Looking at these amazing animal portraits amidst the cold, I can’t help but think of what is out there, in the wilderness when everything is covered with nothing else but snow. I image how the mountaintops are glazed, how the tips of the nose of various animals covered by pieces of snowflakes.