Christmas Tree Rock- Yellowstone National Park Park employees celebrate Christmas in August each year. As part of the festivities, some will cross the swift, frigid Firehole River to decorate this lone lodgepole that grows atop this rock in the middle of the river.
Against a cold, grey sky and a blanket of white snow, Yellowstone National Park's Old Faithful erupts in a plume of water and steam.
Snow falls as geothermal steam rises from the Celestine Pool in the Fountain Paint Pots area of Yellowstone National Park. This collision of color from the wildly varying elements gave it a rather other-worldly look that fascinated me.