TPG Gallery 2018

For those of you who missed the opening of the Teton Photography Group gallery at the Teton County Library, we made a video so you can enjoy it remotely. We had a good turnout with a huge amount of work done by David J David Navratil and Beth Holmes. Without these two, this gallery and event wouldn’t have happened.

March 2018 Daily Journal for JH & GTNP

“Watch for Hints of Spring During a Traditional Winter Month” 

Monthly Overviews for JH / GTNP .

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750lineCheck Out These THREE Popular Pages: If I Had Only One Winter Day in the Tetons: and A Trip to Jackson Hole and Winter in the Tetons: Tips for travel and photography.750lineMarch 1, 2018 Thursday
Sooty WolfWildlife Notes for Early March: With the recent snows, it looks like most of the Elk and Bison have finally made it to the National Elk Refuge. Still it’s a light snow year and some of the Bull Elk have moved back north to the Gros Ventre River area. Coyotes, Raven, and Magpies are on the Refuge feeding on Winter kill carcasses. Moose are seen much less often in the sage flats and appear to be moving back to the river bottoms—generally scattering into the valley. Mountain Goats have been scarce lately, but I expect good activity in March. Bighorns are still visible on most days on the National Elk Refuge. Eagles and Great Horned Owls should be on nests soon. Watch for flocks of Cedar Waxwings and Pine Grosbeaks feeding on the remaining crabapples, choke cherries, and Mountain Ash berries. There have been occasional sightings of Wolves and even a Mountain Lion around the valley. The cold nights have been freezing most ponds and slow moving portions of the streams. Swans and other waterfowl adapt as necessary, finding open water zones. Rough-legged Hawks are seen regularly on Spring Gulch Road and along the Elk Refuge fences and power poles.Continue reading "March 2018 Daily Journal for JH & GTNP"

When Things Seem Slow in GTNP: Options and Suggestions

Come to Jackson Hole!

Sunrise MooseExpect to see towering mountain peaks, panoramic vistas, moose, deer, elk, bison, pronghorns, bears and wolves! You’ll see all of them on the brochures and guide books, but it can take a bit of luck and a lot of persistence to actually see them.There are days when I am driving around and think to myself that I am glad I don’t have a Best of the Tetons Photo Tour that day. The animals, aside from a few ravens or magpies, are simply not visible. It can be perplexing—even for someone who has lived here over 30 years!If you scroll through the years of images and pages on Best of the Tetons, it is evident the animals are here. The magnificent mountain range on the west side of the valley never moves, but at times I might not seem them for a week to ten days. Sometimes it feels like Mother Nature is pushing back! So, what do you do when things seem slow?Continue reading "When Things Seem Slow in GTNP: Options and Suggestions"

Snake River Overlook Winter Stars and Sunrise :

A Sequence of Photos on a Cold February Morning

SRO StarsToday, on my 64th birthday, I jumped up at 3:30 am. I looked out my windows to see stars and clear skies. A Winter storm and cloudy skies are on the horizon. The executive decision had to be made. I headed North to Snake River Overlook. I began shooting at 4:50 am under clear skies and abundant stars. Temperatures ranged from 0°F to -2°F, made a bit colder feeling by the light breeze.For the night shots, I used my Nikon D5 with ISO settings ranging from 2500 to 6000 using a Nikon 24-70 lens. Midway through the “blue light” period, I switched over to a Nikon D850 body. Continue reading "Snake River Overlook Winter Stars and Sunrise :"