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.   

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Cold Road. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

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Hot Spring Sunset. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

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Sunrise. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

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Sunrise Peaks. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

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

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Gros Ventre Vista. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

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Bison Parade. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

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Frosted Cottonwoods. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

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Winter Frost. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

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Below Jackson Lake. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

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Trudging. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

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Deep Woods. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

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Bison March. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

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Winter Nothingness. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

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

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Against the Snow. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

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Nursing Bison Calf. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

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Nestled In. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

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

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Moose Feeding. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

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

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

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

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