A Winter's Afternoon In Yellowstone
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During winter months, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, becomes a true winter wonderland. The snow falls beginning sometimes as early as late September blanketing the geologic wonders this park offers. But it lasts only short periods of time as the heat escaping from the volcanic activity deep underneath the surface of the earth melts the snow cover and runs freely once again. During subzero temperature periods these geyser runoff areas usually produce volumes of steam, mist and fog which make the areas nearly invisible and travel impossible. Some geyser basins seemingly disappear altogether until the warmth of the winter sun begins to clear away the fog. As a result of these actions, the trees are coated with ice and snow crystals and are frequently referred to as "ghost trees". In this image one can see the grasses along the stream are ice coated and are frequently referred to as "ice spiders."
Due to the incredibly flat light of the afternoon, I elected to convert this image to black and white to bring out the beautiful details.
February 19th, 2014
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