Photo: Erik Stensland Rocky Mountain National Park 'Autumn Pastels'

"Near the end of the autumn a snowstorm moved in coating the forest in a blanket of white," photographer Erik Stensland says of making this image, called "Autumn Pastels," in Rocky Mountain National Park. "As I climbed the Bierstadt Moraine the following morning, low-lying clouds were still moving in and out of the trees bringing with them short but intense bursts of snow. This dynamic weather created a painterly quality to the scene and allowed the remaining aspen to gloriously display their colors."