Reclaiming the Night will be a feature-length documentary following the story of Dr. Samuel Singer as he tirelessly works to make Jackson, Wyoming and neighboring Grand Teton National Park Dark Sky Certified. His story will be supplemented by the alarming consequences of excessive lighting at night, and why it’s so essential that the true night sky be restored to his town, and beyond. It’s not just about seeing a mesmerizing night sky. The United States alone is spending over $2,000,000,000.00 every single year just on unnecessary lighting. The side-effects of this wasted energy are weakened human health, poorer visibility and safety on our streets, and damage to wildlife. Up to 1,000,000,000 birds are killed every year just from light pollution. To find out more, watch the trailer.
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No matter what time of day it is, there's always something to shoot. This includes a time when most people are sitting comfortably indoors: night. Night photography offers one of the most enigmatic yet euphoric times to photograph, particularly in areas with dark skies. Countless stars and a vibrant Milky Way Galaxy make night photography a personal favorite time to do photography.
Grand Teton National Park
My personal favorite national park, and one of the more underrated in the country, Grand Teton National Park is home to one of the most picturesque mountain ranges in the world. Towering above a massive valley used by dozens of species of wildlife for migration, the Teton Mountains offer new views every day both from Jackson Hole below and inside the mountains themselves where endless hiking trails can be found.
Teton Mountains Backcountry
The more remote reaches of the Teton Mountains offer some of the most spectacular mountain views found anywhere on Earth. Pika, marmots, elk, moose, bears, and much more can all be found in between the majestic peaks of the Tetons.
Gros Ventre Mountains
Often overshadowed by the neighboring Teton Mountains, the Gros Ventre Mountains are a local secret for tremendous mountain scenery and escapes into secluded mountain destinations. With the Gros Ventre Wilderness at the heart of the mountains, towering peaks and ideal mountain environments are up every canyon.