Who’s Watching Who?

“Who’s Watching Who”

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

(Click to view LARGE)

Continuing with selecting possible “best of” images from this year with this image from Grand Teton National Park.  Visitors from around the world gather to stare at one particular mountain in awe.  If you’ve never seen it in person, it is more majestic than any image you’ve every seen.  There is an indescribable aura that surround this special place.  I woke early with hopes of watching The Grand peek through the fog and in the summer, pre sunrise is really early!  It had rained much of the day before and then cleared that night, making for some amazing conditions for photography.  I randomly drove down a dirt road to find it lined with old barns, and yes, MOBS of people.  It happened to be the most popular spot in the park, I think.  I shot a few images away from the crowd and promptly left.  I refuse to bump shoulders and tangle tripods with other photographers.  Just the thought of this make my skin itch.  I continued down this dirt road in the thick fog and slammed on the brakes when I saw these beasts.

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I wasn’t expecting to see bison here and I watched as they roamed and grazed among the sage.   I didn’t have much time as they were slowly moving away and disappearing into the mist.  I turned the car off, braced my lens on the rolled down window and watched.  I have another image I like of a lone bison near a leafless tree but I chose to share this one instead.  Viewed small, it doesn’t seem like much.   Images aren’t meant to be viewed small though:)  Clicking on the photo, I imagine you’ll look at one particular feature in the image.  Now do you see why I like this image so much? (update: not as visible in the low res version that is now posted)

A few moments later this majestic creature turned and walked away.  These are the moments that speak as loud as a towering mountain, maybe more so.

Thanks for reading,

Eric

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3 thoughts on “Who’s Watching Who?

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