Trips: Return To Great Smoky Mountains NP, 2021

A second year of covid again limited travel but it afforded more time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park where I first learned to hear the music and poetry of our national parks and to photograph her secrets. Here are a few images from this year. Many more photos can be found on the Grand Smoky Mountain gallery page: https://www.edfuhr.com/gallery/smokies

The early fog of a new day gradually lifts above Sparks Lane.
Clearing Fog on Sparks Lane

The early fog of a new day gradually lifts above Sparks Lane.

Few animals are as naturally inquisitive as a young fawn.
Inquisitive

Few animals are as naturally inquisitive as a young fawn.

A young cub checks out his surroundings from the safety of a high tree canopy.
View From A Walnut Branch

A young cub checks out his surroundings from the safety of a high tree canopy.

A black bear steps out of the woods, leading her cubs into the meadow where they will feed on grasses, berries and fallen nuts...
Stepping Out

A black bear steps out of the woods, leading her cubs into the meadow where they will feed on grasses, berries and fallen nuts

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Early Fall

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Surrounded by deciduous trees at autumn peak, and towering groves of rhododendrons, Lynn Camp Prong is one of the most spectacular...
Hideaway

Surrounded by deciduous trees at autumn peak, and towering groves of rhododendrons, Lynn Camp Prong is one of the most spectacular falls in the Great Smoky Mountains.

A stunning bend of the Middle Prong Little River offers one of the best autumn streamside views in the Great Smoky Mountians.
Streamside Impressions

A stunning bend of the Middle Prong Little River offers one of the best autumn streamside views in the Great Smoky Mountians.

Near the Carlos Campbell overlook are some of the most colorful stands of trees in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Hillside Impression

Near the Carlos Campbell overlook are some of the most colorful stands of trees in the Great Smoky Mountains.