About MeI live in Jackson Hole, Wyoming where I explore the deeper reaches of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem while also trying to raise awareness about light pollution and the importance of dark skies through photography and video.
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Monthly Archives: October 2009
Another shot from the other day with the bears along Moose-Wilson Road in Grand Teton National Park. One of the two cubs was a little more ambitious than the others and would repeatedly climb up a small tree of river hawthorn berries to get a better angle when the mother wasn’t pulling the branches down. I was fortunate enough to get quite a few shots of the cub eating, reaching, etc., but this was by far my favorite shot of that series.
One of my favorite shots of the bears has to be this one of a black bear cub and sow standing up. The other day I met up with some other local photographer friends who were patiently waiting for the bears to make yet another return along Moose-Wilson Road in Grand Teton National Park. Naturally, they did, and since the weather was making for much better lighting situations this time around, shutters were clicking nearly nonstop. I began hoping for a new Canon 7D however when the buffer in my camera began filling up a number of times, preventing me from getting more shots of certain scenes. This was one such scene where my buffer had filled up and I noticed the two cubs that were eating off of a branch were left standing when the branch went back up.
Yesterday I was hoping for a dramatic sunrise over the fall colors at Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton National Park. I was a little disappointed not just in the amount of photographers lined along the water’s edge, but also in an overcast sky that eventually brought some more heavy snowfall. Before the snow started to fall again, I headed just east of Oxbow Bend to the next pullout to get away from the crowds and get what turned out to be, in my opinion, a much more scenic shot of the area. Granted the water’s not very prominent in this shot, but since I was mainly going for the snow and fall colors, I’d say I accomplished my goal with flying colors!
Unless I wind up unexpectedly coming back with some new shots of these particular moose, this is probably going to be the last post of the small group of moose that have been hanging around the Gros Ventre Campground in Grand Teton National Park. Fall’s beginning to wind down, snow’s on the mountains, and I’m itching to start seeing other sites around Jackson Hole again. This was however, one of the last shots I got of the moose and also one of my favorites. The lighting, the pose, the composition; it all just works for me.
I think this may be my favorite fall shot thus far this season. Earlier in the season I had driven up Shadow Mountain in Bridger-Teton National Forest for sunset and was stunned at the colors bursting off the leaves. I went back the other day, this time for sunrise and was thrilled to find that there was still plenty of color left along the entire road. The last shot I got was this one as I was driving through the last stretch of aspen trees and there in between them all was The Grand Teton shooting up over the tops of the trees. It was a perfect end to a fantastic morning!