The Yumenkou section of the Yellow River sees an avalanche of floating ice in Hejin city, Shanxi province, on December 12.

Different areas in China present distinctive features and gorgeous landscapes during the winter. With vast territory and a wide variety of geographic conditions, the picturesque winter scenery offers a feast for the eyes of the public. For example, jumble and rime ice is commonly seen in North China while the snow-shrouded and crescent-shaped lake is unique to Dunhuang, and timber trees are symbolic in Hangzhou. This set of winter snapshots illuminate the harmonious relations between humankind and nature.

The snow landscape of the crescent moon lake in Minsha Mountain of Dunhuang city, Gansu province, on December 9.

A bird’s-eye view of the winter scenery on West Lake Yanggongdi in Hangzhou city, Zhejinag province, on December 9.

An aerial view of the snowy scenery in Sanggou Bay urban wetland park, located in Rongcheng county of Weihai city, Shandong province. The view is pictured on December 14.

A tourist enjoys the charming rime scenery in Tianmen Mountain of Zhangjiajie city, Hunan province, on December 14.

Thousands of red-crowned cranes gather in a conservation area for hibernation in Nanchang city, Jiangxi province, on November 18.

A highway bridge with Olympic rings construction design is surrounded by snow dunes in Taizicheng village of Zhangjiakou city, Hebei province, on December 27.