Bull Elk Running Through Fog in Black and White

A herd of bull elk runs through a thick fog in the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (Mike Cavaroc)
A herd of bull elk run through fog in the National Elk Refuge near Jackson, Wyoming.

Foggy and frozen days make for some great landscapes around Jackson Hole, Wyoming. If you’re lucky enough to find some wildlife, however, it adds a whole other dimension and depth to the photo. As I was driving into town on the first of two consecutive foggy days we had recently, I saw a small herd of bull elk acting up a bit. By the time I pulled over and got my camera out, they began running for no apparent reason other than to give me something interesting to shoot. They literally only ran about 100-200 yards, but it made for some great shots!

In addition, I had been wanting to go back to some of my photos and see if any would make some good black and white prints.
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Colorado River and Glen Canyon Black and White Night Shot

Moonlight lights up Glen Canyon just west of the Glen Canyon Dam near Page, Arizona (Mike Cavaroc)
A black and white photo of moonlight illuminating Glen Canyon and the Colorado River near Page, Arizona.

Glen Canyon is just upstream from Marble Canyon, an area of northern Arizona where Grand Canyon National Park extends an arm northeast with the Colorado River bordering the southern edge of Vermillion Cliffs National Monument and the southern tip of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.  There’s a great overlook in Page, Arizona just south of the Glen Canyon Dam, which holds back Lake Powell. I visited there in the middle of the night to get the entire view all to myself and used the moonlight to light this shot.

This shot was also featured as a finalist on ArtKudos.com‘s 2008 online juried exhibition. The competition was open to all mediums of art from all over the world.
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Fog at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim

Fog at the Grand Canyon's South Rim from a recent storm clouds the trailhead of the Bright Angel Trail (Mike Cavaroc)
A heavy blanket of fog smothers the otherwise scenic view from the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

Some of my favorite shots from the Grand Canyon are the ones that leave people wondering where the Grand Canyon is.  In a place where everybody takes a picture of the exact same view, it’s nice to take a picture where millions of people have taken a picture before and come away with something completely different.

A storm system was making its way through the Grand Canyon’s South Rim cutting the visibility at every viewpoint to hardly anything, at least relatively. Fog smothered the view at the Bright Angel Trailhead leaving only a few noticeable landmarks visible.
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