BEST OF THE TETONS

Marcy was researching the walking distance to the famous Moulton Barns and came across Mike Jackson’s Best of the Tetons Photo Tours website (https://bestofthetetonsphototours.com).  We gave Mike a call and decided to book a day with him.   I wish I had to words to describe how delighted we were with Mike and his services.   Sure, Mike took us to some great spots and helped us get shots, but the extras he gave us were wonderful.   We met Mike before dawn and he had already been to a local deli to pick up fresh sandwiches, baked goods, snacks and other amenities.  With the Covid situation, we sync’d our phones to the car systems and as we followed him, we just talked like we were together.  Mike gave us a MasterClass-level one-on-one on tripod setup techniques, image framing and composition, post-processing and many other invaluable nuggets.  Mike had thought of everything to make our experience worthwhile.  But the clincher was that Mike knew that the wildlife lens I was using was not that sharp so he graciously offered me the use of his beautiful Sigma 60-600 lens.  (Without which I would not have gotten the bison headshot below.) Without further ado, here are some images from yesterday’s shoot.

Wildlife Image - Bison in Winter

A bison with frost covering his face near Kelly, Wyoming

 

Wildlife Image - Bison

On a mid-January morning, bison are on the move in Grand Teton National Park near the Gros Ventre River.

 

In mid-winter scene a man instructs student on landscape photography techniques

Mike Jackson of Best of the Tetons Photo Tours instructs Marcy on techniques for capturing the grandeur of the mountains before us.

 

Mike Jackson of Best of the Tetons Photo Tours was the consummate teacher and mentor.

 

Wildlife - Young male bighorn sheep

A young male bighorn sheep at the base of Miller Butte in the National Elk Refuge near Jackson, Wyoming

 

Wildlife image - Male bighorn sheep

A male bighorn sheep at the base of Miller Butte in the National Elk Refuge near Jackson, Wyoming

 

Wildlife - Female bighorn sheep

A female bighorn sheep at the base of Miller Butte in the National Elk Refuge near Jackson, Wyoming

 

Wildlife - Moose

Our day ended near the traffic circle north of Jackson, Wyoming, where this moose posed for us in the evening light.

 

Landscape Photograph - Grand Tetons

As we photographed our bull moose in the evening light, the mountain above us lit up in fiery color.

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One thought on “BEST OF THE TETONS

  1. Paulette Lewis

    January 21, 2021 at 6:54am

    So very thankful for your forethought to schedule a professional to help and give advise. What a treasure that will always be for the two of you. Love your photos. Thanks for sharing.

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