Explosion of Grandeur

Bison are huge mammals, weighing 2,000+ pounds.  Yet the grandeur of  Yellowstone skies sometimes dwarfs even the largest of its inhabitants.

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US Highway 26 – Antelope Flats Area

Captured while scoping out a sunset shoot; main highway through the park near Antelope Flats.

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Mt. Moran Turnout on Teton Park Road

Final morning in the park … and FINALLY had clouds for a change!  The Balsamroot flowers were coming on strong … a perfect foreground for a sun-speckled morning!

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Pilgrim Creek Area in B&W

This cloudy morning brought to you by …. a hiatus in grizzly activity!  This exact location was packed with wildlife photogs the entire week we were in the Grand Tetons (first full week of June).  399, a local grizzly famous across the planet for surviving 24+ winters in the Yellowstone basin and for bearing multiple sets […]

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Lake Life at Colter Bay

Colter Bay is a popular destination for summer tourists of Grand Teton National Park.  It is both a village with rustic cabins, a store, and many trails, as well as a marina on Jackson Lake with boating options galore.  The Teton range backdrop does not get much better than this.

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Mount Moran

Mount Moran from Oxbow Bend. “The mountains are calling, and I must go.”  ~John Muir  

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Yellowstone Grand Prismatic Spring

There are many iconic locations in Yellowstone, one of my favorite being Grand Prismatic Spring.  According to Wikipedia: The Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is the largest hot spring in the United States, and the third largest in the world, after Frying Pan Lake in New Zealand and Boiling Lake in Dominica. It is […]

Hope Springs Eternal

Just a few miles north of Flagg Canyon we saw this!  See my previous post for the contrast.  Spring, popping through but not yet completely overtaking the snow.  Just inside the Yellowstone south entrance, much snow still remained in early June after a 700+ inch winter of snowfall!

Circle of Life – Flagg Canyon

North of Grand Teton National Park, just shy of the Yellowstone National Park south entrance, is  Flagg Canyon Trail.  It’s a beautiful trail that runs north to YNP along a fabulous river canyon overlook.  Last year this area was part of thousands of acres that fell victim to a forest fire.  One year later, the contrast […]

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Old Patriarch Tree

This old friend continues to stand through thick and thin, brutal winters and of course a lightening strike or two.  Old Patriarch is well deserving of the half mile walk through brushy terrain before sunrise.

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Spring Awakens in Wyoming

The famed Moulton Barn on Mormon Row in the Tetons never grows old (figuratively speaking).  It is classical and magical, regardless of season!  

Winter Enthusiasm

Winter, often gray if not blue figuratively, is in it’s prime.  While taking a walk through the park just after the new year, I saw this tree.  It has undoubtedly withstood many winters; some mild, some threatening.   Rarely do we have a sustainably threatening winter here in the deep south.  That said, we have […]

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