Log in Phelps Lake Below Teton Mountains

Woken Up By a Bear at Camp

The Teton Mountains rising high above a log extending into Phelps Lake along a beach. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

The Phelps Lake Campground is an easy hike in with quick access to stunning views of the lake below Death Canyon. I was camped there in the summer of 2022 hoping for some Milky Way shots over the lake (spoiler alert – I was there way too early in the season to get the Milky Way above the lake).… Keep reading...

Large Elk Herd Migrating Up Miller Butte

Elk Herd Migrating Up Butte

Large Elk Herd Migrating Up Miller Butte

Some stories are simply the result of serendipity. On this particular day, I wasn’t out to do any photography and I wasn’t looking for anything particular. I was simply driving to town in Jackson from my home in Kelly to take care of some errands. A bit of adulting.

Driving past the snowy white landscape of the National Elk Refuge on an early December morning during a particularly snowy year, I noticed a beige stripe running up the east side of Miller Butte in the distance.… Keep reading...

American Marten in Grasses

Pine Marten in Grasses

American Marten in Grasses

Most wildlife photographers have an elusive animal: an animal that despite their best efforts, they simply haven’t been able to get a decent shot of. For over a decade and a half, one such animal for me was the pine marten, aka, the American marten. People, photographers and non-photographers, would constantly tell me about them.… Keep reading...

Rainbow Rising Above Elk Herd

Elk Below Rainbow

Rainbow Rising Above Elk Herd

Each spring, thousands of elk migrate north from the National Elk Refuge into Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest, and even beyond. Large herds occupy Antelope Flats for weeks as they follow the green grass sprouting up after the snow’s melted.

On one spring evening, I was heading home from a hike, and found a small elk herd in the flats.… Keep reading...

Hooded Warbler Perched on Branch

Hooded Warbler in Grand Teton National Park

Hooded Warbler Perched on Branch

Birding always seemed like it was a hobby for other types of people. I certainly would never become a birder. Despite this, I still loved the movie, The Big Year. As an avid wildlife enthusiast and photographer, I could still appreciate the humor and scenarios of the plot.

One early spring day in May, I was guiding a photography workshop for a pair of friends, and it came to my attention that they hadn’t yet seen this movie, despite their professed love of birds.… Keep reading...

Black Bear Foraging Along Meadow

Too Many Bears in the South Fork of Cascade Canyon

Black Bear Foraging Along Meadow

The South Fork of Cascade Canyon has an eery enigmatic nature to it. It’s not as wide as its northern counterpart, leaving it more shaded. It’s also less visited, despite being along the incredibly adventurous Teton Crest Trail. Despite some of the most impressive mountain scenery in the Teton Mountains and Grand Teton National Park, it still doesn’t receive much attention, adding to its cryptic nature.… Keep reading...