Wilderness landscape photography of a golden sunset over Alum Creek in Yellowstone National Park in Winter

The brilliant warmth of a golden sunset illuminating low clouds belies the brutal subzero chill of winter at Alum Creek the middle of a Yellowstone Winter. Alum Creek is in the Hayden Valley of Yellowstone National Park, and is fed by thermal springs. Its warmer temperature keeps it ice-free even in the bitterest of cold until its confluence with the Yellowstone River where this photo was taken.