There’s no denying that it’s cold outside. In fact, “cold” is an understatement for some parts of the US, where the polar vortex is causing negative temperatures paired with vicious windchill factors. Some who were brave enough to venture outside captured some stunning photos and other interesting images.

College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina

You might not think it would be very cold in SC, but…

Niagra Falls, US/Canada

Chicago, Illinois (aka ChiBeria)

Dexter, Michigan

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Lake Harriet, Minneapolis

Greenbelt, Maryland

Lake Michigan

Troy, Alabama

Yep. Even in Alabama.

Plattsmouth, Nebraska

A Section of the Ohio River

North Dakota

Flint, Michigan; Lawrence, Kansas

St. Louis, Missouri

From Space…

Stay warm!