Northern Lights Over Jackson Lake

Northern Lights Over Jackson Lake

Earlier this week the aurora borealis were out in a pretty major storm covering much of the northern United States. I was up in the northern area of Grand Teton National Park and chose Jackson Lake as my foreground of choice, along with a few other friends. I was shooting Oxbow Bend at sunset and so as soon as the sun had set behind the Tetons, I made my way over to a spot along Jackson Lake I had already decided upon.… Keep reading...

Sunrise Over the Teton Mountains

Grand Teton Sunrise

This past weekend I headed into Grand Teton National Park after hearing several reports from friends that both Grizzly Bears #610 and #399 had been spotted with a bit of regularity again. On Friday morning, I woke up just before sunrise in the park and headed out to Pacific Creek Road, where I had seen #610 the evening prior.… Keep reading...

The Most Dangerous Photo I’ve Ever Taken

Grizzly Bear and Three Cubs

I was recently asked by a fourth-grader via email what the most dangerous photo I had ever taken was. I began looking through my library for shots with exciting stories with at least a hint of danger, and then I came across this photo. I was in a small crowd of other photographers standing on a small bridge, so there was no danger of being attacked.… Keep reading...

Close Encounters with a Family of Moose

Moose Calf in Marion Lake

Our first day on the Teton Crest Trail was a long and brutal 12.7 mile hike that brought us in and out of one canyon after another before finally arriving at Marion Lake just as dusk was settling over the lake and Granite Canyon below. We had only briefly met our camping neighbors, two friendly and enthusiastic couples hiking together from Seattle and Florida, before we all turned in for the night.… Keep reading...