Winter in Arkansas


Herefords in the snow. Matthew Parks

It’s January in Arkansas – the month when The Natural State usually gets the coldest temperatures and any snow or ice of the season.

Arkansas photographers Tim Ernst, Steve Creek, Matthew Parks and David Eoff have captured many stunning images of winter in Arkansas.

Here is a look at the season, in all its frozen glory, through the lenses of their cameras.

Herefords in the snow. Matthew Parks

Ice Berries. Tim Ernst


Hay bales in the snow. Tim Ernst

Kings River Falls after a snowfall. Matthew Parks


Snow on an Arkansas country lane. Tim Ernst










Covered bridge at Burns Park, North Little Rock. David Eoff

Ice, snow and an emerald pool. Dug Hollow, Upper Buffalo Wilderness area, Ozark National Forest. Tim Ernst

Winter sunset. Matthew Parks










Evening light on fresh snow, Buffalo River, Ozark National Forest. Tim Ernst

This dark-eyed junco fluffs its feathers to stay warm while foraging in the snow. Steve Creek


A cardinal perches in the snow. Steve Creek







Elk is the largest species of mammal currently found in Arkansas. Here, two males face off in a pasture along the Buffalo National River. Steve Creek

Featured Photographers

Tim Ernst, who lives and works at his home in Newton County, has had images published in numerous publications, including National Geographic. He has also written several guidebooks.

Steve Creek of Ogden specializes in wildlife photography and has been published in The Smithsonian, National Geographic and other publications.

Matthew Parks is a landscape and nature photographer from Fayetteville. He loves to explore the nearby Ozark Mountains.

David Eoff of North Little Rock is an outdoors enthusiast who loves to explore the backroads of Arkansas.