Author: Joanne Shipman
When you mix mountains and photography, there’s always that potential for the most beautiful moments. For me, I love the crisp, cool morning air and that feeling of being so small amongst such grand mountains. Hiking on a trail that leads me deep into a forest with blooming wildflowers, rambling streams, breath-taking waterfalls and perhaps an unexpected animal or two.
Recently, I was a volunteer on the Spring in the Tetons workshop with Professional Photographer Henry Holdsworth. With Henry’s long-standing in-depth knowledge of the park, he led our participants to areas such as Schwabacher Landing and Jackson Lake where we captured incredible photographs. Some of those exciting moments included famous Mama bear “399” swimming across the river, an adolescent moose foraging for food, a red fox feeding its kit and a beaver out for an evening swim near its lodge. One of our participants made a fitting comment that, “Henry would need to bring back an extinct animal” to really top off the entire workshop.
Grand Teton National Park is located in northwestern Wyoming outside of Jackson Hole and is a one-of-a-kind place that should not be missed whether you visit to relax and take in the clean air or photograph moments in an awe-inspiring location complete with alpine terrain, lakes and Snake River. The park is open year-round with varying daytime temperatures from 26 degrees in January to 80 degrees in July.
Be sure to check out future workshops at this location: Fall in the Tetons scheduled for October 2-6, 2016 and Spring in the Tetons scheduled for June 3-7, 2017.
What do you love most about the mountains? I’d love to read your thoughts.
For now, let me leave you with a few inspirational quotes to ponder with photos of a Bison, Yellow-Bellied Marmot, Horse and landscape in Moose, Wyoming taken using a Canon 5DMIII and 28-300mm L lens…
Joanne Shipman is a Volunteer Trip Leader with Arizona Highways Photo Workshops.