Grand Teton, Yellowstone, & Glacer National Parks

A few images from three of our greatest National Parks. 

From the Snake River overlook, site of Ansel Adams' iconic photo of the Grand Tetons.  The trees have grown up a bit since Mr. Adams shot this view.

From the Snake River overlook, site of Ansel Adams's iconic photo of the Grand Tetons.  The trees have grown up a bit since Mr. Adams shot this view in 1942.
 "The Tetons and the Snake River", Ansel Adams, 1942.

 "The Tetons and the Snake River", Ansel Adams, 1942.

A view of the Grand Teton range from a bit further out to the east - Togwotee Pass.

A view of the Grand Teton range from a bit further out to the east - Togwotee Pass.

And from up closer at Oxbow Bend near the top of Jackson Lake.

And from up closer at Oxbow Bend near the top of Jackson Lake.

String Lake at sunset.

String Lake at sunset.

Oxbow Bend at 5:00 AM.  Lots of stars . . .

Oxbow Bend at 5:00 AM.  Lots of stars . . .

Heading north from Jackson Hole into Yellowstone National Park: 

The headwaters area at the southern end of Yellowstone National Park.

The headwaters area at the southern end of Yellowstone National Park.

Rainbow at Kepler Cascades.

Rainbow at Kepler Cascades.

Old Faithful geyser.

Old Faithful geyser.

And, continuing further north to Glacier National Park: 

Along the shore of Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park.

Along the shore of Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park.

Lichens.

Lichens.

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Nymphalis antiopa , common name "Mourning Cloak".

Nymphalis antiopa, common name "Mourning Cloak".

Butterflies

At around 7000 feet, in the Big Elk Meadows area west of Lyons, CO.

Hoary Comma,  Polygonia gracilus

Hoary Comma, Polygonia gracilus

Lupine Blue,  Plebejus icarioides

Lupine Blue, Plebejus icarioides

Perhaps  Speyeria atlantis , the Atlantis Fritillary.

Perhaps Speyeria atlantis, the Atlantis Fritillary.

Cedar Hairstreak,  Callophrys gryneus

Cedar Hairstreak, Callophrys gryneus

Streamside Checkerspot,  Chlosyne nycteis

Streamside Checkerspot, Chlosyne nycteis

White Admiral,  Limenitis arthemis

White Admiral, Limenitis arthemis

Small blue butterflies gather to feed on nutrient-rich water in a drying stream bed.

Small blue butterflies gather to feed on nutrient-rich water in a drying stream bed.