Jerusalem-based photographer Marco Jona ventured out early this morning while last night’s snowfall was still fresh and the city lay silent under its heavy white blanket.

Using a photographic technique that stitches images together to create a fisheye lens effect, Jona puts a new perspective on Jerusalem in snow.

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The Italian Synagogue and U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art

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The 19th century Rehavia windmill

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One of Rehavia’s more whimsical homes, its garden curios now capped with snow…

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Jason’s Tomb, dating to the Maccabean period…

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Independence Park with the Leonardo Plaza Hotel in the distance…

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And finally, the view from back home.

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Italian-born Jona is a nature photographer who has photographed birds at many of Israel’s observatories and teaches courses in nature photography at the Jerusalem Bird Observatory.

He is also an events photographer, explaining that he brings the experience earned in one field to the other, stating, “I treat a beautiful animal as a groom or bride, catching it in its best pose and attitude, and I try to make myself invisible and inconspicuous while photographing an event”.

For more information visit his website and “Like” his Facebook page.