Morning Glow - Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

This scene has been attracting visitors and photographers to the Grand Tetons forever. The Tetons are beautiful from almost any view, but Oxbow Bend is my favorite. The oxbow shape is formed by the Snake River as it meanders from Jackson Lake past Rockchuck Peak, Mount Woodring and Mount Moran. You can find people there all day and it is especially crowded at sunrise with photographers. I have shot this scene many times and you might wonder why. The quick answer is that you never know what you might see with respect to light and clouds. For example, I almost didn't get out of bed to shoot here, as it was raining when the alarm went off. But I was only 5 minutes away and thought that maybe I would be lucky. By the time I set up, the rain had stopped and I had great clouds. I didn't think that I would see any sunrise light, but I was thankfully wrong, as you can see.