I've been doing this now since 2002, and since I'm the only one allowed to enter I can make up the rules as I go along. It was a year in transition as we began preparations for our move from the Midwest to Montana. The POY is from January when we toured Yellowstone, first by snowcoach to the waterfalls, then by vehicle through the Lamar Valley. This image is from along the Madison River, a coyote working its way through the snow and up a snag of trees. There also were some interesting bighorn images from the Lamar Valley, a flying baby bison in Custer State Park, 4th of July fireworks in Red Lodge, MT, the Thunderbirds, and what may be my last eagling trip to Missouri.