Solitary Tree at Sunrise – Yellowstone National Park

Sunlit Tree at Black Sand Basin in Yellowstone

Solitary Tree at Sunrise © 2010 Bo Mackison

Early light from an autumn sunrise gave a magical quality to this tree in the Black Sand Basin in Yellowstone National Park. The mountainside in the background shows the new growth and the remnants of the destroyed lodgepole pines from the 1988 fire that affected nearly a third of the park.

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. Trees are incredible in where they life, what they do and for the many beautiful looks they have. I would bet the bare top of that one is a great place for raptors.

  2. The colors are absolutely stunning. Such exquisite light!!!

  3. Stoic

Leave a Reply