As a Game and Fish biologist for 30 years, Lander resident Bob Luce roamed the state in all conditions. From Shirley Basin to Grand Teton National Park, he worked on projects like black-footed ferret reintroduction and moose surveys. And he took photos along the way.
Luce shared a collection of archival winter photos with WyoFile for its Cold Snap Challenge. His images capture the singular colors, sensations and creatures of Wyoming’s frigid season.
They portray landscapes of frozen pastels, where animals like pronghorn and moose scratch out survival.
They serve as a visual reminder of Wyoming’s fierce winter winds and ground blizzards, which sculpt snow into mounds and sastrugi.
And they evoke the utter quiet of a calm day in the snow.
Do you have a striking photo of winter in Wyoming? Submit high-resolution entries to WyoFile’s Cold Snap Challenge by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.