Where’s the Wildlife? – December

December sunrise on the Teton Mountains

December months generally reinforce the cold that moves in from November, solidifying winter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Grand Teton National Park, both literally and metaphorically. Many animals are now ending fall migrations, and making last minute preparations for the season.

Bald Eagles

Bald eagles are relatively easy to find this time of year thanks to elk hunts occurring in both nearby national forests, as well as Grand Teton National Park.… Keep reading...

Autumn Sunrise at Oxbow Bend

Mount Moran Above Fall Sunrise

I’ve called Jackson Hole my home since 2008, and yet, somehow, I never did get up early to capture Oxbow Bend at sunrise during the peak autumn season. Whether it was due to inconveniences, bad timing, or simply wanting to avoid the crowds, for whatever reason, I simply hadn’t gone to get the iconic shot.… 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...

Total Solar Eclipse over Jackson Hole

Eclipse Phases from Full to Totality

For one long weekend, the crowded behemoth, but magical, Yellowstone National Park was overshadowed by its next door neighbor to the south, Grand Teton National Park. The metaphorical shadow often refers to the crowds, for which Yellowstone almost always dominates. Grand Teton National Park though, actually had a literal shadow cast over it: the shadow of the moon.… Keep reading...

The Historic Spring 2017 Runoff

Bench in Flooded String Lake

This past winter was a record-setter. Snow poured in more consistent and heavier amounts than usual. Kids had snow days for the first time in decades. Avalanches occurred north of Jackson along Highway 89 for the first time in anyone’s memory. Much more was detailed in a previous blog post. And so, eventually, all that snow had to melt.… Keep reading...

The Winter of 2016-17

Blacktail Butte Below Winter Weather

Most people aren’t going to have a hard time forgetting this past winter. Jackson Hole Ski Resort set a record for snow depth on the Rendezvous Bowl just below the tram. Kids had a snow day from school for the first time in decades. Avalanches occurred on Highway 89 just north of Jackson, something most people will admit to never seeing before.… Keep reading...