"Julie and I were visiting the Methow Valley in mid-December for a quick birthday getaway. We were lucky to be there when the weather conditions were just right to create these prickly ice crystals. They were encrusting everything!
I was especially taken by these prickly, crystal-encrusted leaves. They look quite fearsome but are really very fragile."
Note: This is a vertical image.
Location: Sun Mountain Lodge, Winthrop, Washington, USA
Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: 70 - 200 mm f2.8
Exposure: 1/125 sec at f3.5