Slideshow: Life in the freezer

Richard Healey took some amazing snaps of the hoar frost on a trip through SH85, Omakau, Lauder,...
Richard Healey took some amazing snaps of the hoar frost on a trip through SH85, Omakau, Lauder, Becks and then back down the Ida Valley.
Richard Healey took some amazing snaps of the hoar frost on a trip through SH85, Omakau, Lauder,...
Richard Healey took some amazing snaps of the hoar frost on a trip through SH85, Omakau, Lauder, Becks and then back down the Ida Valley.
Richard Healey took some amazing snaps of the hoar frost on a trip through SH85, Omakau, Lauder,...
Richard Healey took some amazing snaps of the hoar frost on a trip through SH85, Omakau, Lauder, Becks and then back down the Ida Valley.
The 1880 Daniel O'Connell suspension bridge with its stone piers across the Manuherikia River at...
The 1880 Daniel O'Connell suspension bridge with its stone piers across the Manuherikia River at Ophir is swallowed by hoar-frost-covered willows on Monday afternoon. Photo: Gregor Richardson
Richard Healey took some amazing snaps of the hoar frost on a trip through SH85, Omakau, Lauder,...
Richard Healey took some amazing snaps of the hoar frost on a trip through SH85, Omakau, Lauder, Becks and then back down the Ida Valley.
Richard Healey took some amazing snaps of the hoar frost on a trip through SH85, Omakau, Lauder,...
Richard Healey took some amazing snaps of the hoar frost on a trip through SH85, Omakau, Lauder, Becks and then back down the Ida Valley.
Poolburn Dam was iced over. Photo: Kelly Drake
Poolburn Dam was iced over. Photo: Kelly Drake
Photo: Kelly Drake
Photo: Kelly Drake
Lauder. Photo: Jen Rolfe
Lauder. Photo: Jen Rolfe
Photo: Kelly Drake
Photo: Kelly Drake
Ice and snow has made driving difficult in the South in recent weeks. Photo: Southern District...
Ice and snow has made driving difficult in the South in recent weeks. Photo: Southern District Police
Ice and snow has made driving difficult in the South in recent weeks. Photo: Southern District...
Ice and snow has made driving difficult in the South in recent weeks. Photo: Southern District Police
Photo: Jamie Moran
Photo: Jamie Moran
Poolburn School in the midst of a hoar frost which school staff said was the biggest in four...
Poolburn School in the midst of a hoar frost which school staff said was the biggest in four years. Photo: Tom Kitchin
 A farm near Poolburn suffers from a heavy hoar frost.Photo: Tom Kitchin
A farm near Poolburn suffers from a heavy hoar frost.Photo: Tom Kitchin
Hoar frosts take their toll near the Poolburn Adventure Hub. Photo: Tom Kitchin
Hoar frosts take their toll near the Poolburn Adventure Hub. Photo: Tom Kitchin
Mist and fog drenched Poolburn as a hoar frost took shape in the area. Photo: Tom Kitchin
Mist and fog drenched Poolburn as a hoar frost took shape in the area. Photo: Tom Kitchin
St Bathans. Photo: Jen Rolfe
St Bathans. Photo: Jen Rolfe
Ida Valley on May 31. Photo: Glenda Dixon
Ida Valley on May 31. Photo: Glenda Dixon
Hoar frost near Omarama. Photo: Beth Rees
Hoar frost near Omarama. Photo: Beth Rees
Butchers Dam near Alexandra. Photo: Joy Bennett
Butchers Dam near Alexandra. Photo: Joy Bennett
The picturesque rustic cottage at Fruitlands. Photo: Joy Bennett
The picturesque rustic cottage at Fruitlands. Photo: Joy Bennett
A cold but peaceful scene at Aronui Dam, Alexandra. Photo: Joy Bennett
A cold but peaceful scene at Aronui Dam, Alexandra. Photo: Joy Bennett
Oturehua: Photo: Gerard Hyland
Oturehua: Photo: Gerard Hyland
Oturehua: Photo: Gerard Hyland
Oturehua: Photo: Gerard Hyland
Lauder. Photo: Debbie Mansfield
Lauder. Photo: Debbie Mansfield
Heading towards Ranfurly from Lauder. Photo: Debbie Mansfield
Heading towards Ranfurly from Lauder. Photo: Debbie Mansfield
Butchers Dam near Alexandra. Photo: Greg Hughson
Butchers Dam near Alexandra. Photo: Greg Hughson
Butchers Dam near Alexandra. Photo: Greg Hughson
Butchers Dam near Alexandra. Photo: Greg Hughson
Butchers Dam near Alexandra. Photo: Greg Hughson
Butchers Dam near Alexandra. Photo: Greg Hughson
Butchers Dam near Alexandra. Photo: Greg Hughson
Butchers Dam near Alexandra. Photo: Greg Hughson

The freezing end to autumn and start to winter has made for a photographer's paradise in the coldest parts of Otago. Here are some of the best photos taken by our staff and readers.

 

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