Here's a gallery of beautiful and unexpected artworks, created with snow and doomed to melt away in spring.

A work dedicated to the memory of all those affected by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011, by Simon Beck

Lac Marlou, with the Bellecôte in the background, Graian Alps, France, by Simon Beck, 2012

Snowflake, by Simon Beck, December 2011

Circles on the frozen surface of Lake Baikal, Siberia, by Jim Denevan, March 2010

(via Jim Denevan)

A spiral work, Les Arcs 2000, France, by Simon Beck, February 2012

Mandala, by Simon Beck

Lac Marlou, France, by Simon Beck, March 2012

We Are The Water, by Sonja Hinrichsen, 2014

Leaves, by Simon Beck, February 2013

Mandelbrot, by Simon Beck, 2012

3D Koch, by Simon Beck, December 2011

Les Arcs 2000, France, by Simon Beck, December 2013

Drawings at Catamount Lake, Colorado, February 2013, by Sonja Hinrichsen

A giant cathedral with a huge rose window, Les Arcs 2000, France, by Simon Beck

A merino ram head at Jungfraujoch, Wengen, Switzerland, by Simon Beck, April 2014

Peisey-Vallandry, France, by Simon Beck

On a lake near Bourg-Saint-Maurice, France, by Simon Beck

Rabbit Ears Pass, Colorado, January and February 2012, by Sonja Hinrichsen

Space Invaders, by Simon Beck

Triangle, by Simon Beck

Star, Les Arcs 2000, France, by Simon Beck, 2012

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The photos above are from Sonja Hinrichsen's official page and Simon Beck's Snow Art on Facebook, except when noted otherwise.

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