Yellowstone in winter is cold, with temperatures often dropping to -40 C. I made this image in early February close to Yellowstone Lake, which was covered in a thick layer of ice. In the background, steam is rising from hot springs in West Thumb Geyser Basin. Steam condensing onto the trees has coated them in hoar frost, looking as if they have been dusted with icing sugar.
F/16, 1/125th second, ISO 100
Accepted: Oxford 2013, Port Talbot 2013, Northern Counties 2014