National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

The judges have spoken. They have selected the 2023 Meteorological Winter Photography Contest winner.

Photographer: Desirae Airheart
Location: Hot Springs, SD
Date: January 23, 2023

Congratulations to Desirae! We received 34 valid entries - THANK YOU to all who submitted a photo for consideration. The judges were very impressed. They said it was hard choosing the winner. Northeastern Wyoming and western South Dakota residents have an incredibly diverse winter landscape. The photographs depicted this fact most excellently.

We’ll be featuring Desirae's image on our social media and web pages for a few weeks. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with our social media community.

Courtesy Desirae Airheart, Hot Springs, SD January 23, 2023