Grand Teton NP
During the sunrise photo session at Madison River, I had a conversation with another photographer. He told me that we should visit the Grand Teton National Park on the way to Utah. We followed his advice and we were not disappointed.
First target was a beautiful and famous scenery: Oxbow Bend. After we admired this postcard landscape and took several pictures we continued our drive down south. We planned one more stop before leaving Grand Teton National Park in order to look for Moose. We didn't see any in Yellowstone NP and we really wanted to see the largest and heaviest member of the deer family in the wild. After hiking around for a while, we almost turned around to go back to our car... we were about to drive another 5 hours to Salt Lake City in the afternoon and we already drove 3 hours in the morning. Luckily we kept hiking a little longer, until we found what we really wished for. An impressive Moose! It raised out of the dense vegetation super close to us. We actually walked backwards very slowly and respectful. From a safe distance, I took some pictures with my 400 mm lens. That sure was an amazing experience. Grand Teton NP was great and totally worth the 1 hour detour. Many thanks to Mr. Nagel, the photographer who gave me this advice!