Image: Beartooth Highway
Beartooth HighwayClay Isbell

Dec. 12

Congratulations to Clay Isbell of Abita Springs, La. His image of a parting storm near the summit of Wyoming’s Beartooth Highway received the most votes in this week’s It’s A Snap photo contest.

Isbell was on a two-week vacation and staying at Yellowstone National Park, and decided to take the family for a drive. On their return trip from Montana, they saw the skies part while driving over the 10,000-foot summit of Beartooth Highway.

Isbell says he was lucky to see such a stunning image at all.

“The whole entire day was dreary — that was the first bit of sunshine we saw all day.”

Isbell snapped the photo with his digital camera. He altered the image to black and white, adding, “How you see it is how it was. There was almost no color.”