With its muffling snow, icy adornments and wind-sculpted patterns, winter has a way of transforming the quotidian into the extraordinary. 

Strings of a spider web hanging off a buck and pole fence, for example, turn from plain fibers to crystalline strands of hoarfrost spikes. 

Photographer Kathy Lichtendahl, who captured the ephemeral strands one frigid December morning on her property near Clark, noted that the web fibers looked “like a string of jewels” as their facets scintillated. 

Do you have a striking photo of winter in Wyoming? Submit high-resolution entries to WyoFile’s Cold Snap Challenge by emailing them to editor@wyofile.com under the subject line “Winter photos.” Be sure to tell us when and where the images were taken. We’ll gather the images and publish our favorites through the winter.

Katie Klingsporn reports on outdoor recreation, public lands, education and general news for WyoFile. She’s been a journalist and editor covering the American West for 20 years. Her freelance work has...

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