One captivating image a day, the reason it was chosen and how you can shoot similar pictures
Huskies pant during a training session at Feshiebridge, in Aviemore, Scotland. WHY WE PICKED IT: The eyes of the huskies and the tongues frozen for the frame make for a terrific action shot. The timing is perfect with dogs heading right toward the photographer.
Icicles gleam in the light of the rising sun near Apfeltrang, southern Germany. WHY WE PICKED IT: Using the icicles in the foreground with a rising sun makes for a very peaceful looking winter scene.
(Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/AP PHOTO)
A man walks his dog past a snow covered windmill in Krippendorf near Jena, central Germany. WHY WE PICKED IT: The stark whiteness of the surrounding snow and sky provide a nice contrast to the wooden walls of the windmill. Waiting for a subject to enter the frame adds scale.
(dapd, Jens-Ulrich Koch/AP PHOTO)
People take part in Kolyada holiday celebrations in the village of Martsiyanauka, some 90 km east of the capital Minsk. WHY WE PICKED IT: Finding an the angle from above makes this photo standout. It provides a better view of the path and the trees adding a nice foreground to people walking below.
Keith Williams of Whitehorse captured this amazing image of a raven with frost on its head for our contrast assignment. The white frost on the black feathers creates high contrast and gives the viewer a feeling of how cold it was.