Blue Ridge Parkway – Craggy Gardens Overlook

Today I returned from a relaxing weekend with my best friend Carl.  He moved north of Asheville, NC only a few weeks ago, so it was great to see his now home and experience a weekend of true mountain life.  He lives only miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, so we did our fair share […]

Lake with a View – GTNP

“The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world.”  ~Georges Simenon I admit, mountains appeal to me much more than lakes.  The combo, however, is hard to argue with.  

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Rabbitbrush Near Gros Ventre – GTNP

The skies in Grand Teton National Park change by the minute, and they often produce sunrise and sunset spectaculars day-in and day-out.  But, one of the other reasons I love this park, photographically speaking, is the breadth of textures from valley to summit.  The rabbitbrush covers much of the floor through the main valley area, and […]

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Late Morning Bloom in Sepia – Mt. Moran

Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.  ~Jeremy Bentham

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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!

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