The Rock house is an approximately 25'x30' tunnel carved out of the Black hand sandstone by water. The cave was used for shelter in pre colonial times and even has a some troughs carved in the floor to collect water as it drips from the rock.
A quick bite
I have tried for years to get a close up portrait of a Beaver. This year I was finally successful with this very cooperative guy In the Tetons. I caught him happily snacking away on this small log in the Snake river.
Willow flats Elk
I happened to catch this Bull Elk just moments after the sun had broke the horizon and illuminated the Willow flats area. He was only out for a few moments before slowly moving off into the willows behind him.
On my last morning in the Tetons I was waiting on some Moose to make their way down to the Snake River. While I was waiting the sun began to rise behind them and slowly fill the valley with light. I made the cottonwood trees really pop and illuminated the ridges of the ledges in the valley. All while this Moose Cow grazed in the sage brush with a bull somewhere just out of sight.
After the sun had set
On my way back to camp after the sun had set but before the night had taken over. I still had enough light to capture this shot of some of the rock formations I passed by on the way to camp. It was pretty windy so doing a long exposure proved to be tricky so as not to have too much motion in the grass.
From The Badlands
Portrait of a Moose
I spent a day following this Bull around while on a trip to the Tetons. He had a cow and calf along with him and he was waiting for the sign from the cow that she was ready. However this allowed me many opportunites to capture various shots of him throught the day. This is one of my favorites mostly because of the simplicity of the image. And the boldness of his demeanor.
A timeless view
The Luther Taylor Cabin was built in 1923, and used for the movie Shane in 1953. It has pretty much just sat as is since then to slowly waste away. This is a view of the Tetons from the west facing windows possibly a bedroom window.
Late July at Cedar Falls
In an effort to capture this spot from the different seasons I returned and got a shot of Cedar Falls in the summer. When I was here in the spring the water was almost two feet deeper in the foreground, and even with all the rain we have had lately it's still pretty low.
End of the day at Oxbow bend
On my first evening in the Grand Tetons recently I made my way to Oxbow bend to try and catch the sunset. Just as the sun was beginning to set behind the mountains it illuminated the tops of the aspen tress on the right, and gave off some spectacular color.
The warmth of the setting sun
Having just returned from a two week trip to Grand Teton I have to admit that almost half the time I was there I spent watching and photographing two fox dens. This is an image of a Red fox mother with one of her six kits enjoying a bit of warmth as the sun began to set, just before the cold winds began at the base of the Grand Tetons.
A small rock outcroping
Near the base of Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone National park there is a small outcrop of rocks near a pullout in the road. I stopped there one afternoon and just sat in amazement of this scene that encircled me !
Creating tiny ripples in order to attract a mate
The American toads the other day were really going crazy looking for females. They were so into what was going on that they became completely oblivious to anything else going on around them.
Pronghorn in the lamar valley
My first trip to the Lamar valley and my first time at slough creek looking for wolves. I came across a group of Pronghorn that were very widespread over the area apparently not worried by the wolves nearby at all.