2022—Vapor at the Paint Pots

The cold temperatures combined with the fumaroles at the Paint Pots in Yellowstone National Park created a dense vapor that obscured the trees including the barren trunks that have, over time because of the caustic minerals, become just huge sticks jutting from the meadow along the Fountain Paint Pot Trail. The view waxed and waned as the fumaroles expelled their vapors. It was eerie to say the least, especially when the visibility was almost completely obscured like in this scene.