Where’s the Wildlife – April

Sunrise at Oxbow Bend on a cold April morning

April is a time of noticeable change in Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park. With the winter finally beginning to thaw on a larger scale, many animals have begun moving around and shifting their patterns to other parts of the valley. This is also helped by melting snow, leaving much of the valley open for grazing and digging.… Keep reading...

Where’s the Wildlife? – March

Clouds passing over Teton Mountains after sunrise

Bald Eagles

Bald eagles will not have changed much in terms of behavior in the last couple of months, so look for them along rivers such as the Snake and Gros Ventre Rivers.

A bald eagle flying over a break in the ice and snow

Beavers and Otters

With increasing snowpack beavers and otters will be difficult to find, though otters can still be found where winter’s grip has loosened a bit thanks to warming temperatures.… Keep reading...

Where’s the Wildlife – February

Heavy wind blowing snow over Jackson Hole

On most years, February is the snowiest month, solidifying winter’s grip by blanketing the landscape with poundings of snow. If wildlife wasn’t struggling by this point, they will be now. Though temperatures have warmed up slightly from January, the end of winter still feels like it’s way out of reach.

Bald Eagles

Bald eagles are frequently seen flying along the Snake River and its tributary, the Gros Ventre River.… Keep reading...

Where’s the Wildlife? – January

January and the new year usher in typically dry weather and blistering cold. This creates a lot of great opportunity for frigid portraits of wildlife, as well as landscapes in a deep freeze. Most of the hunting in the area has ended by this time, so many animals have returned to their more natural habits and comfortable habitats.… Keep reading...

Help Save Ripsey Wash

Arizona Trail in Desert MountainsToxic waste is about to bury a desert wilderness, dumped directly onto the current route of the Arizona Trail. The Ripsey Wash area, unchanged and uninterrupted from its primal natural state, is unmarked on most maps. It’s quiet, remote, undisturbed, and a beautifully hostile desert land. There are few, if any other humans, save for the occasional Arizona Trail thru-hiker in spring or fall.… Keep reading...

Best Photos from 2017

January

Moose and Calf in Blizzard

January was cold. We were in the heart of a historically cold and precipitous winter. The sun by this point had become a legend, forgotten behind the clouds that never seemed to lift from the valley, constantly dropping more and more snow as they had done since late November. Despite the Vitamin D deficiency the area was experiencing, along with the psychological aspects of not seeing direct sunlight for three months, I still made attempts to get out and shoot the remarkably unique landscapes.… Keep reading...