Originally featured in Points West in Winter 2013
Photograph of winter in Yellowstone National Park
Winter in Yellowstone National Park can have a timeless quality, as this photograph from 1971 can attest. It could have been taken any time in the past century, and the scene will likely look similar for years to come. Snow collecting on trees, covering shrubs, blanketing the landscape. Steam, even more visible in the colder air of winter, rising above hot springs and warm water.
A glimpse of Yellowstone captured in the quieter, crisper days of winter—a reminder that whether people are present or not, nature takes its course.
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Jack Richard (1909 – 1992). Photograph negative. Snow on trees near hot springs in Old Faithful area of Yellowstone National Park, January 8, 1971. Jack Richard Photograph Collection. 89.57.11019.24