Each year, the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival transforms the city in northeastern China’s Heilongjiang Province into a frozen winter wonderland. More than a million visitors flock to Harbin throughout the festival to get a glimpse of the amazing enormous structures created from large ice blocks and tons of snow.
This year, the Mongolian team won first place for their ‘Save Us’ ice sculptures of an Australian koala bear and a kangaroo. The fires in Australia have been burning for months, consuming nearly 18 million acres of land and killing potentially millions of animals.
Another Mongolian team from Zavkhan Province won third place. A total of 25 teams from 10 countries participated in the ice festival which took place on 13 January.