An evening in the park

An evening in the park

Tuesday we left the dogs home and went for an afternoon drive through Teton park. It’s a nice loop with several great turnouts, and you never know what you’re going to see. We had dinner at Signal Mountain lodge, and by then the sun was getting low on the mountains. When you are in the park, on the inner road, the Tetons are incredibly close. It’s such a different perspective than the far away view.

This is the top of the Grand with some little wispy clouds hanging on. We also had the cold snap here, and the clouds were finally going away by the evening.

Grand Teton

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This guy-Close up

This guy-Close up

Yesterday I talked about the bison, and how they are so awesome to photograph. I especially love watching the big bulls. We drove out to where they are the other day, and stopped when we saw this guy ambling along. He was headed right for us, so we parked and waited for him. I got some amazing shots of him walking towards me, as I sat in the safety of the truck.

When I saw that the photo prompt for this week was Close up, I knew this was the perfect shot.

This guy-Close up

I love these big guys, they are amazing to watch.

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Bison in Grand Teton NP

Bison in Grand Teton NP

The bison have finally meandered their way back to antelope flats. This thrills me no end because it means they are super close for me to get some photos. Antelope flats is about a mile away, so easy to just drive over and spend some time watching and photographing them. They are such interesting animals.

Let me say first off that I am not an idiot when it comes to these guys, or any other wild animals. I have respect, caution, and a telephoto lens. I am either standing right next to the truck, or in the truck to get these shots. I am also aware of any signals they may give off of stress, or they think people are too close.

Bison in Grand Teton NP

Me in the truck. It’s pretty safe right here.

Bison in Grand Teton NP

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