Trips: Grand Teton Winter 2016

There may be no experience I enjoy more than winter in Grand Teton National Park.  The Park is buried in deep snow.  When the weather cooperates there can be stunning sunrises.  There is also abundant wildlife that literally must fight for survival every day as snows become several feet deep and temperatures plunge to 20 or more below.  In addition to the usual moose, bison and elk, this year I saw a surprising number of foxes, wolves and coyotes.   Here are a few images of this winter in Grand Teton National Park.   

Cold Road

Cold Road. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Hot Spring Sunset

Hot Spring Sunset. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Sunrise

Sunrise. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Sunrise Peaks

Sunrise Peaks. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Sunrise on the Southern Range

Sunrise on the Southern Range. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Gros Ventre Vista

Gros Ventre Vista. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Bison Parade

Bison Parade. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Frosted Cottonwoods

Frosted Cottonwoods. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Winter Frost

Winter Frost. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Below Jackson Lake

Below Jackson Lake. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Trudging

Trudging. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Deep Woods

Deep Woods. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Bison March

Bison March. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Winter Nothingness

Winter Nothingness. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Surprise Wolves at Oxbow Bend

Surprise Wolves at Oxbow Bend. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Against the Snow

Against the Snow. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Nursing Bison Calf

Nursing Bison Calf. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Nestled In

Nestled In. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Moose Forages in Heavy Snow

Moose Forages in Heavy Snow. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Moose Feeding

Moose Feeding. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Moose  finally heads for cover in heavy winds and snow

Moose finally heads for cover in heavy winds and snow. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

A tundra swan beats its wings after preening

A tundra swan beats its wings after preening. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

In minutes the first rays of dawn will descend the 13,776 foot peak of the Grand Teton.

In minutes the first rays of dawn will descend the 13,776 foot peak of the Grand Teton. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

A wolf eyes the valley below after feeding on a nearby elk kill

A wolf eyes the valley below after feeding on a nearby elk kill. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

A wolf watches near the pack's elk kill

A wolf watches near the pack's elk kill. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Jackson Lake in Winter

Jackson Lake in Winter. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

A hungry red fox begins his daily hunt for survival

A hungry red fox begins his daily hunt for survival. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

A red fox strolls decisively down this packed trail

A red fox strolls decisively down this packed trail. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

A red fox moves in for the kill

A red fox moves in for the kill. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

A red fox puffs up to keep warm from the below zero temperatures

A red fox puffs up to keep warm from the below zero temperatures. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Before Sunrise

Before Sunrise. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

A Moose Calf Waits

A Moose Calf Waits. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

A wolf pack races across this mountain ridge

A wolf pack races across this mountain ridge. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

A bison gives chase to a wayward calf

A bison gives chase to a wayward calf. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Moose Kiss

Moose Kiss. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Snake River Overlook 2016

Snake River Overlook 2016. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.