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Hoar frost clings to trees along the Snake River on a chilly January morning in Grand Teton National Park.
Despite a lack of wildlife to be found around the area, I was still able to make great opportunities as they arose. The winter had turned into an unusually warm one for Jackson Hole and while normally it’s too cold to even snow, rain was becoming common throughout January. Yet winter still persisted off and on. On one such morning, I woke up to -17F and made an opportunity to make the most of it. One of my favorite series of shots came from a bridge crossing the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park. Small pieces of ice were carried down the water from farther upstream as an earlier fog coated the trees that lined the river in hoarfrost. – Continue reading
I missed last week’s update, so here’s two weeks worth of favorite photos from my guided safaris with Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris. We had a lot of rain and clouds move in which helped with a lot of the wildlife shots, and even a few landscapes! I also hit Old Faithful a little later than normal recently and was able to catch a rainbow at the base of the eruption. I’ve been adding plenty more photos in addition to what’s here, so be sure to check out all the galleries for plenty more and be sure to get in touch with Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris to reserve your trip. Clicking on any photo will allow you to purchase a print if you’re interested. – Continue reading
A great gray owl flies past a bare tree limb in Grand Teton National Park.
July 17, 2012 – Half Day Grand Teton Safari
A small herd of bison rest and graze beneath the Teton Mountains in Grand Teton National Park.
This past week was a short one for me, but nevertheless, it was very productive in terms of wildlife sightings. Below are my favorite shots from the safaris I guided through Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris. If you want me to guide you out on a wildlife tour through Yellowstone and the Tetons, get in touch with them asap. We’re booking up fast! – Continue reading
Two bull elk graze on a hillside near the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park.
June 20, 2012 – Yellowstone National Park Day Safari
A swallow peeks out from its nest in a dead tree in the Lower Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
June 21, 2012 – Yellowstone National Park Day Safari
A beaver eats from an aspen branch in a pond in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
June 20, 2012 – Yellowstone National Park Day Safari
A bison stands in the grass of Elk Ranch Flats in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
I’m starting a new (hopefully) weekly post where I’ll be showcasing the best photos taken from the previous week on the wildlife safaris I guide people on for Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris. All images were captured on a wildlife safari in Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Parks while I was guiding, and of course, all animals are wild animals in their natural habitat. – Continue reading
An osprey flies above Lewis Falls in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
A moose rests in a small meadow of grass near an aspen tree and Cottonwood Creek in Grand Teton National Park.
A black bear eats in a grassy meadow leftover from a forest fire 2-3 years prior in Grand Teton National Park.
Grizzly Bear #399′s two orphaned cubs of 2012, Ash and Brownie, graze beneath a pine tree.
A great gray owl scours the landscape in search of food in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
A small herd of cow elk graze in a meadow below the Teton Mountains in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
Below I’ve charted out the best times of the year to see the most requested wildlife in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Grand Teton National Park. Below the chart, I’ve described the reasoning for those times of the year, as well as areas that those particular animals frequently are seen. Keep in mind that nature works on its own schedule, so even though a box might be marked as red (not a good time to see it) you can still see it.
Please don’t ask me for specific updates on certain animals. As you can probably imagine, it would begin to take up quite a bit of my time. If you’re interested in having me guide a tour to help you find some wildlife, I can be hired through Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris. – Continue reading
A video compilation featuring winter footage from Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and beyond.
Winter appears to winding down here in Jackson Hole, Wyoming significantly early. I suppose Mother Nature felt bad for giving us such a short summer last year, so if weather stays consistent, we’ll have an extra month this year!
For the most part, winter wasn’t incredibly eventful. The title comes from winter being unusually warm much of the time. There were certainly plenty of cold days as well as a pretty respectable amount of snow, but it never really "felt" like a Jackson Hole winter. As a result, much of the wildlife didn’t follow their usual rounds and so sightings weren’t quite as frequent or predictable. Luckily though, there’s still always wildlife to be found and sometimes even gives you a little surprise.
One such occasion was when a black wolf and a mule deer buck had a two-day standoff just off the highway, captivating the town. – Continue reading