12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Aspens in Storm's Wind

The wind was strong and only getting stronger. The skies were getting darker. Snow was coming. Our goal was to make it over the pass out of Teton into Yellowstone before another snow storm bore down. There was no time for photos… I saw the layers of muted colors. I had to stop, I zoomed, snapped this one; zoomed out, snapped two more, not so good. The storm wasn't waiting. Go, go… (We were also racing against a government (i.e. national parks) shut down deadline.)

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Sanger, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D70
Copyright: © Alexia Svejda