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Winter Scenes in the United States

The White House blanketed in snow on a winter morning. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

Children enjoy winter outdoor activities near Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph by Pablo Martinez Monsivais © AP-WWP

Winter solstice sunset along the Gibbon River at Yellowstone National Park. Photograph by Jacob W. Frank/NPS

Members of Boy Scout Troop 43 put the finishing touches on their igloo during the 2015 Winter Hibernation Festival at Great Swamp Conservancy Inc., New York. The event included indoor and outdoor actives like cross-country skiing, marshmallow roast, crafts and a Birds of Prey show. Photograph by Tina Russell © AP-WWP/Observer-Dispatch

Skiers take in the view before starting their next run. U.S. national forests provide about 60 percent of all ski areas in the country. Photograph courtesy U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Red foxes in the Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge. Photograph by Robert Dreeszen/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

A beautiful auroral display over Bear Lake, Alaska. Photograph courtesy NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Flickr

While most parts of the United States experienced winters, people in Santa Monica, California, enjoyed temperatures of around 22 degree Celsius. Photograph by Nick Ut © AP-WWP

A snowball fight on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Photograph by Joe Newman/Flickr

The reflection of the setting sun at Breton Bay, Maryland, makes the color of River Otter appear orange.