Oxbow Mirror - Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

The iconic shot of Oxbow Bend draws photographers from far and wide. Usually, there are plenty of them lined up well before dawn to catch the morning light and the still water. I have been to Oxbow a number of times, but never this early in the year. My intention was to get Mt Moran and its neighboring peaks covered in snow. As we pulled up, I was surprised that there wasn't anyone else there. I guess visiting in May is a great way to avoid the crowds. 

I wasn't sure that we would get that "aspen glow" off of the tips of the peaks as the sun kisses them for the first light of the day. Turns out that the light wasn't cooperating for that, and the sky was absent of the cumulous clouds that I also wanted. Despite that, Oxbow did not disappoint, as the scene was so peaceful and serene. Hard not to enjoy Oxbow no matter what the conditions.