Newcomers are relentlessly reminded here, where white is the new black, that polar bears are the Big Dogs.
As dawn washes over the icy mountain planes, the hint of a new day ﬂoats through the air, and faint sunlight kisses Cotopaxi's snowy face.
China's spectacular ice festival has kicked off in style.
An unforgettable flight to the world's only ice continent makes for a perfect start to another New Year.
It may be summer but it's snowing on Mount Wellington when a group of cyclists begin their hair-raising descent.