Winter wonderlands! Stunning shots of America’s national parks as winter freeze takes grip

These stunning snaps capture true winter WONDER lands – as Mother Nature’s icy grip takes hold of America’s National Parks.

From snow-capped mountains in Yosemite to an icy still Glacier Bay, the incredible images show their beauty is year round.

America in the throes of winter

America in the throes of winter

In other breath-taking shots crisp frost lines the paths through Great Smokey Mountains and Crater Lake has had more than a dusting of snow.

Each stunning shot was collated by the U.S. Department of the Interior – the agency which protects US land, water and wildlife.

Each stunning shot was collated by the U.S. Department of the Interior

Each stunning shot was collated by the U.S. Department of the Interior

Tim Fullerton, Director of Digital Strategy, said: “America’s public lands are just as beautiful this time of year as they are in the warmer months.

“Snow and ice turns national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands into a winter wonderland, enhancing the beauty of nature in America’s great outdoors.”

Tim Fullerton, Director of Digital Strategy, said: "America's public lands are just as beautiful this time of year as they are in the warmer months."

Tim Fullerton, Director of Digital Strategy, said: “America’s public lands are just as beautiful this time of year as they are in the warmer months.”