Snake River - Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

I will be heading to Grand Teton National Park in mid-May and I cannot wait. There is so much beauty that is contained in this small National Park located in the northwest corner of Wyoming. Iconic locations are many and with the majestic Teton Range of the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, it is hard not to be awed. Of the many spots, Oxbow Bend may be the most iconic. There, the Snake River flows past Mount Moran, and if you get there early enough before sunrise, you might be able to capture great light as well as smooth-as-glass water resulting in wonderful reflections.  Get there a little late and you lose both the light and the reflection. Of course, the Tetons seem to create their own weather so you never know what you will see. 

Most compositions feature the Snake River with Mount Moran and its neighboring peaks in the background. Lord knows that I have plenty photographs of that scene. For this photo, I wanted to show that the Snake River has its own kind of beauty without the mountains in the background.