Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton National Park
Aspen Trees at the peak of fall color at iconic Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton
Grand Teton National Park, located immediately south of Yellowstone National Park, was established in 1929. The Park is composed of 310,000 acre and contains the Teton Mountains, including Grand Teton which tops out at 13,775 feet and rises 7,000 feet over the Snake River Basin below. Because of their vertical rise, the Tetons are an exceptionally photogenic range.
I had the good fortune of visiting my little sister while she was working in Jackson Hole during the fall of 2022. I’d been to Jackson Hole, Yellowstone and Grand Teton multiple times in the past, but not for over a decade. As a Landscape photographer, I was thrilled with the opportunity to photograph the Tetons as well as locations in Yellowstone National Park such as Morning Glory Pool, Grand Prismatic Hot Springs, and the iconic Yellowstone Falls.
Grand Teton, Much like my home town of Bend, Oregon has a healthy native population of Aspen trees which often offer wonderful displays of fall color. When visiting my sister, I suspected that my timing for fall color would be good and that the scene from Oxbow Bend, located along the famed Snake River would likely offer the best fall color. This famous location is adjacent to Jackson Lake and not far from the boundary of Yellowstone. On the morning I visited Oxbow Bend, the weather was cooperative. the aspen Groves on the shores of the oxbow were at their peak, breeze was very light, allowing for a wonderful reflection of Mt Moran and there were clouds to give the sky some interesting texture.
I don’t add many locations outside of Oregon to my website but I think this new Grand Teton Fine Art Print will be a popular one! Please fee free to see this photograph as the other images I captured during my recent trip in my Wyoming Landscape Photography Gallery.