It is hard to beat the character of an old, gnarled tree trunk, especially one like this high in the mountains of New Mexico on a cold, snowy day.

Bristlecone Pine in Snow

Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine trunk (Pinus aristata) in snow, Vermejo Park Ranch, New Mexico. Canon 1Dx. 200mm. ISO 200. f/16 @ .3 seconds. EV +1.