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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Cold Afternoon on a Spring Day in Yellowstone NP

Driving through Yellowstone NP at the Upper Terrace of Mammoth Hot Springs. It was a very cold afternoon in May and we observed this almost other-worldly view. The hot geothermal pools nearby not only kill the trees, but create a steamy mist and alter the appearance of the sky and clouds when the heat reacts to the cold surface air.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 8
Copyright: © Frima Peters