adventures in nature

wyoming … long days and fire haze

My first week in Wyoming … busy, but I managed to get a few good shots despite the long days and fire haze. What an amazingly beautiful place. When I descended into the valley for the first time under the full moon, I swear I could feel/sense the presence of wolves in everything around me. Bison, pronghorns, elk, grizzly bears, black bears – drastic prominent mountain vistas  … and of course pumas … make it seem like this place was plucked from a time 2000 or 8000 years ago. I’m still waiting for a mastodon to stride out onto one of the sage plains.

fireweed, fire sky, and the Tetons / Bridger-Teton National Forest

fireweed, fire sky, and the Tetons / Bridger-Teton National Forest

bull moose 01 / Teton National Park

bull moose 01 / Teton National Park

bull moose 02 / Teton National Park

bull moose 02 / Teton National Park

red-tailed hawk 02 / Gros Ventre Wilderness

red-tailed hawk 02 / Gros Ventre Wilderness

red-tailed hawk 01 / Gros Ventre Wilderness

red-tailed hawk 01 / Gros Ventre Wilderness

lake timber

lake timber / Lower Slide Lake WY

Note that there is a QUARTER next to this scat … a fairly large and FRESH grizzly scat that we found on one of the dirt roads we were driving on in the Bridger-Teton National Forest!

grizzly scat / Bridger-Teton National Forest

grizzly scat / Bridger-Teton National Forest

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