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Formed in 1929, Grand Teton National Park is Wyoming’s second National Park and only a few miles south of Yellowstone. What makes the Teton Mountain Range different from most, is that it has no foothills and rises directly out of the valley floor known as Jackson Hole. 10 million years ago, movement of the Teton plate caused earthquakes, which resulted in the mountains rising and the valley floor dropping.

The valley of Jackson Hole is at about 7000ft (2134m) and Grand Teton, the highest peak, is 13,770ft (4197m)

This image was taken at dawn at Schwabacher Landing on the Snake River. It is well known for its beaver dams and stillness, making for great reflections. You can make out a beaver dam on the right.

This image was the first one I took, just as the sun started to light the peaks and tint them with its pink glow. 8 minutes later and the light was more golden. (WS1) That was the last one at this location as we hot-footed it over to Mormon Row before the sun got too high.

I’ve also put an image in the WS taken in harsh light the previous day when we were scouting the location. Just for comparison....

ISO100, FL24mm,

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