National Park

Grand Teton National Park

We drove through Grand Teton National Park last summer while returning from Yellowstone National Park. We had few hours and we took the whole drive from the south entrance of   Yellowstone all the way to the bottom of the Grand Teton Pass.

The park offered amazing scenery and spectacular views. The day was cloudy so we did not do any hikes in the area.

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We reached the Jackson Lake and stayed there for some time. It was cold in early July.

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The mountain ranges of Grand Teton were breathtaking.

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The Teton Range is composed of some of the oldest rocks on Earth, but the mountain range is one of the youngest in north America.

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Few wildflowers captured there.

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We reached the Jackson Lake Dam which is a 70 feet high structure completed in 1916.

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Another look at the mountain range from the Windy Point Turnout.

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We reached the Jenny lake. It was a small and beautiful lake and we spent some time at the Jenny Lake Visitor Center.

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We stopped at few more view points enjoying the scenery of the place. The last stop was the Moose Visitor Center or Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center.

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Exhibits at the visitor center

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We spent some time exploring the exhibits and gathering information abut the park.

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We left the park in the evening and drove towards our next destination.

 

Nature is my Inspiration!

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

I admire nature and I find myself constantly drawn back to photograph it in all its forms.

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I admire Mountains (@ Mount Rainier National Park)

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I admire Desert (@ Death Valley National Park)

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I admire Sea (@ Oregon coast)

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I admire Valleys (@ Yellowstone National Park)

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I admire Wilderness (@ Olympic National Park)

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I admire Flowers (@ Bellevue Botanical Garden)

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I admire Farmlands (@ Palouse, Washington)

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I admire Clouds!

The list can go on as I Admire All of it!!

Sharing here for Weekly Photo Challenge.

On The Way

The views at Death Valley National Park are vast. It is the largest park in the lower 48 states. The drive to each sight is like travelling through remote areas of the park. This is one such picture on our way to Badwater Basin in Death Valley.

Sharing here for Weekly Photo Challenge.

Rule of Thirds

This picture is an evening shot after sunset of Lake McDonald at Glacier National Park, Montana.

The Weekly Photo challenge says: This week, compose your subject off-center, obeying the Rule of Thirds.

Also find another of my Minimalist picture.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Textures

Sharing this picture depicting textures of Salt Flats at Death Valley National Park. These salt flats in Badwater Basin cover nearly 200 square miles and are among the largest protected salt flats in the world.

This is for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.