Thank you, Min,
My aim was, obviously, to capture the more fine detail and nature of the disrupted snow's surface. I regret that, for some forgotten reason, I violated my usual practice of capturing close as well as wider views of any subject. This was adjacent to a somewhat "smeared" footprint of a running and turning white-tailed buck. Their snow prints, even in a running pattern, are usually crisp, but with the step that kicked up these disrupted fragments of snow, he had planted the hoof as the pivot for his intended turn.
I apparently became enthralled with capturing the fine detail of the disrupted snow that I forgot the wider view that would have revealed "the rest of the story"
It was, truly, a beautiful, deeply cold day, though!
Thanks for commenting, Min,