A few more images of the Grand Tetons. These were taken as we were leaving the Tetons and headed back to Yellowstone National Park. As you can see from this image there was a rain storm moving in. Click on the image to make it larger and more detailed.
It did rain on us for a fair amount of time, however it was not as much rain as the area needed. It was quite dry in both parks and the fire risk was high.
The clouds were pretty but mixed in with the haze and the pending rain storm it made for a difficult photography experience. Still it’s hard to take a bad picture when these wonderful mountains are in front of the lens.
Occasionally the sun would break through the clouds and give us a wonderful view of the mountain tops.
There are just so many rivers, hills, trees, and rocks that it makes for a photographers delight.
On the way back to West Yellowstone I caught a glimpse of this (I believe it is a) large hawk. I pulled over and got the long lens ready. I wasn’t expecting to see in flying wildlife. At first I thought it might be a juvenile eagle, but the more I looked at it I decided it was a hawk. As you can see he is missing one talon. He seems to be doing alright and didn’t have any trouble maintaining his balance.
That’s it for today. My next post will be back in Yellowstone park with some wonderful scenery and of course some more bison.
Enjoy your day and be careful.