Dean M. Chriss
Absaroka Mountain Range, Springtime, Wyoming

Absaroka Range, Springtime

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In this photograph the northern Absaroka Mountain Range is seen from the southern Beartooth Range near the borders of Wyoming and Montana. Spring comes late and winter comes early in this harsh climate. This is dramatically demonstrated by the fact that this photograph was captured in the middle of June. By October winter will begin to envelop the area again, leaving a very brief period for alpine plants to bloom and produce seeds.