This image of a golden tree was an accidental find. We were originally on a quest to find dinosaur fossils and we somehow wound up on the wrong trail. You can read more about that adventure here.
I spotted the sun shining perfectly on this tree, giving it a golden glow. It was almost like a spotlight, illuminating the star of the show. The cliff in the background helped block the sun from the rest of the image and I’m so glad we were in the right place I the right time. Even if it wasn’t where we thought we wanted to be.