When it comes to epic landscapes and fascinating wildlife, there are few locations that are more fruitful than Grand Teton National Park. The mountains are iconic and the wildlife is spectacular. On the first day of our workshop, we headed to the northern part of the park to photograph the reflection of the Teton range in the river. It was a beautiful spot! After sunrise, we did a game drive throughout the park looking for wildlife. As the morning got away from us, we decided to take a break for lunch. We picked up the second half of the day with another game drive and ended up photographing some beautiful horses at sundown.
The next morning, we woke up early to photograph the famous barns of Grand Teton at sunrise. After the best light had gotten away from us, we did another game drive throughout the park where we found a mother moose and her calf in a shallow pond. We photographed the pair for quite some time in order to get the perfect shot. For the second portion of the day, we conducted yet another game drive. Our group couldn't get enough!
On our final morning together, we photographed a few small ponds in the fog and noticed some moose off in the distance. And then shortly after sunrise, we found another bull moose sitting in the grass. We watched him for quite some time and our patience paid off when an elk walked by causing the bull to stand up briefly allowing us to get the shot. The mountains were looking dramatic in the background so some folks decided to photograph the quickly changing light on Grand Teton. For the second portion of the day, we did one last game drive and ended the evening photographing some more beautiful horses. This was an adventurous group and a great time was had by all!
Until next time,
Mike and the rest of the Aperture Academy Team!
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