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

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Lac Marlou, with the Bellec√īte in the background, Graian Alps, France, by Simon Beck, 2012

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Snowflake, by Simon Beck, December 2011

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

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(via Jim Denevan)

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

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Mandala, by Simon Beck

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Lac Marlou, France, by Simon Beck, March 2012

We Are The Water, by Sonja Hinrichsen, 2014

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Leaves, by Simon Beck, February 2013

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Mandelbrot, by Simon Beck, 2012

3D Koch, by Simon Beck, December 2011

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

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

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

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

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Peisey-Vallandry, France, by Simon Beck

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

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

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Space Invaders, by Simon Beck

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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.