Wilderness landscape photography of frozen Bobby Sox Trees in snow in the heart of Winter in Yellowstone National Park

On an icy Winter morning, Bobby Sox Trees frosted in the frozen mists of nearby thermal vents stand watch over their Winter realm. Whole stands of lodgepole pines can be killed by shifting runoff from hot springs. Sometimes they earn the name “Bobby Sox Trees,” because their trunks soak up the hot mineral-laden water which later evaporates leaving white sock-like bands around the base.