Viewed in this photograph from the middle of the high reaches of the Snowy River, this spot is normally waist deep water. During the coldest parts of winter the river all but disappears under the blowing snow and ice of the main range. With no trees to block the wind, the snow banks grow higher and higher, moving snow and building ice until only the faintest hints of the river remain.

Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales

Nikon D850, Nikon 70–200 f2.8, 1/3200, f/10, ISO 320, handheld

by Charles Davis, New South Wales