Early spring in Wyoming is a time of volatile skies. From clear blue to sudden snow squalls, the state’s weather takes on a moody character and winter is reluctant to loosen its grip.
In this photograph, clouds burst over the Ferris Mountains near Muddy Gap. Laramie-based photographer Mike Vanata captured the moment on a drive back from the Wind River Indian Reservation last week, where he was delivering relief supplies.
“I was racing back to Laramie before the storm hit, when the [clouds] caught up with me,” Vanata said. The photographer surrendered, parked and got the shot.