The bright formations of Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah have a special appearance in the winter when they are covered with snow. Taken in pre-dawn light, the landscape has a softer appearance and the colors are more uniform. Unfortunately, it's also very cold; when this photo was taken, it was minus 6 degrees Fahrenheit. The high elevation (I'm standing near 8000 feet) contributes to the cold winter temperatures. In any season, it's a beautiful area. Photo © copyright by Stephen Penland.