Fine art photography of nature & the environment

Yellowstone/Grand Teton, Stillwater NWR, Ruby Lake NWR, Great Basin NP, Antelope Island SP – Fall 2012

The trail for me that wandered from the West Coast through the Great Basin to the Yellowstone ecosystem had many serendipitous encounters along the way. A warm and dry start to the Fall season, characterized by dry soil and parched grasses, had many species up higher in elevations which translates into not so deliverable sightings of wildlife as one would expect. By deliverable, I mean you have to find them in more remote canyons and higher elevations as they are not by the road in the low valleys.

The rains would come followed by the first snowfalls. Rain doesn’t deter me as I literally look for the rainbow at the end of an event. Water was also necessary to repair the long summer’s heat. The saturation in the land is also amplified through the lens of a camera. Wildlife instinctually feels the loss of daylight and the change in climate. Migration is under way… Whereupon I hope to intersect some of these species and events. To see for myself the change from the summer’s warmth and blazing sun to the penumbra of Autumn’s storms that signals change has come. The new year’s offspring will find independence. Food sources will dwindle up and it will become a challenge to find reliable sources. Nature’s wrath has little pity for the weak. Only the strong, experienced and protected will survive the harsh transformation into winter.

Grand Teton N.P.

Grand Teton N.P.

Great Basin N.P.

Great Basin N.P.

Grey Wolf, Yellowstone N.P.

Grey Wolf, Yellowstone N.P.

Black  Bear (cinnamon), Grand Teton N.P.

Black Bear (cinnamon), Grand Teton N.P.

Great Gray Owl, Bridger-Teton N.F., WY

Great Gray Owl, Bridger-Teton N.F., WY

Burrowing Owl, Antelope Island S.P., UT

Burrowing Owl, Antelope Island S.P., UT

Grizzly Bear, Yellowstone N.P.

Grizzly Bear, Yellowstone N.P.

Mule Deer, Yellowstone

Mule Deer, Yellowstone N.P.

Grand Teton N.P.

Grand Teton N.P.

Porcupine, Antelope Island S.P., UT

Porcupine, Antelope Island S.P., UT

Stillwater NWR

Stillwater N.W.R.

Grey Wolf, Yellowstone N.P.

Grey Wolf, Yellowstone N.P.

Grey Wolf, Yellowstone

Grey Wolf, Yellowstone N.P.

Great Basin N.P.

Great Basin N.P.

Black Bear (cinnamon), Grand Teton N.P.

Black Bear (cinnamon), Grand Teton N.P.

Stillwater NWR

Stillwater N.W.R.

Grouse, Yellowstone N.P.

Grouse, Yellowstone N.P.

Great Gray Owl, Yellowstone N.P.

Great Gray Owl, Yellowstone N.P.

Bull Moose, Grand Teton N.P.

Bull Moose, Grand Teton N.P.

Great Basin N.P.

Great Basin N.P.

Grand Teton N.P.

Grand Teton N.P.

Goldfinch, Ruby Lake N.W.R.

Goldfinch, Ruby Lake N.W.R.

Stillwater NWR

Stillwater N.W.R.

Grey Wolf, Yellowstone N.P.

Grey Wolf, Yellowstone N.P.

Porcupine, Antelope Island S.P., UT

Porcupine, Antelope Island S.P., UT

Black Bear (cinnamon), Grand Teton N.P.

Black Bear (cinnamon), Grand Teton N.P.

Gopher Snake

Gopher Snake, Great Basin N.P.

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl, Stillwater N.W.R.

Great Gray Owl, Bridger Teton N.F., WY

Great Gray Owl, Bridger Teton N.F., WY

Great Gray Owl, Bridger Teton N.F., WY

Great Gray Owl, Bridger Teton N.F., WY

Burrowing Owl, Antelope Island S.P., UT

Burrowing Owl, Antelope Island S.P., UT

Porcupine, Antelope Island S.P., UT

Porcupine, Antelope Island S.P., UT

Great Basin N.P.

Great Basin N.P.

Stillwater N.W.R.

Stillwater N.W.R.

Grouse, Yellowstone N.P.

Grouse, Yellowstone N.P.

Grizzly Bear, Yellowstone N.P.

Grizzly Bear, Yellowstone N.P.

Moose, Grand Teton N.P.

Moose, Grand Teton N.P.

Gopher Snake

Gopher Snake, Great Basin N.P.

Mill Creek Canyon, UT

Mill Creek Canyon, UT

Stillwater NWR

Stillwater NWR

Red Fox, Yellowstone N.P.

Red Fox, Yellowstone N.P.

Elk, Grand Teton N.P.

Elk, Grand Teton N.P.

Elk, Grand Teton N.P.

Elk, Grand Teton N.P.

Elk, Grand Teton N.P.

Elk, Grand Teton N.P.

Black Bear (cinnamon), Grand Teton N.P.

Black Bear (cinnamon), Grand Teton N.P.

Grand Teton N.P.

Grand Teton N.P.

Grey Wolf, Yellowstone N.P.

Grey Wolf, Yellowstone N.P.

Great Gray Owl, Yellowstone

Great Gray Owl, Yellowstone

Black Bear ( cinnamon), Grand Teton

Black Bear ( cinnamon), Grand Teton

Ruby Mountains

Ruby Mountains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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