Robin Wiltshire training quarter horses. Robin and Kate Wiltshire own the Turtle Ranch, training Clydesdale horses, bulls, dogs, and even a zebra for the Marlboro Man, Budweiser and Wells Fargo commercials. Thank you for the continuous hospitality and spectacle @katiefwiltshire @turtleranchwyoming
Time lapse of yesterday's sunrise in Grand Teton National Park. Storms are in the forecast for the next two days, likely bringing snow to the high country. We can't wait to see what the mountains look like after it clears! Happy Fall! 📷@joshmettenphoto #myjhecotour
Teton Range from the Gros Ventre Mountains
Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks make up a total of 2.5 million acres of protected land, the surrounding National Forests come to 11 million acres. You can't have the amazing wildlife inside these two National Parks without the habitat outside of them.
Snow in the forecast means my next view of these peaks is going to be a bit different! Bring on the fall/winter!
Last night we had at least 8 different bulls bugling in Grand Teton National Park. The mountainsides, conifer forests, and sagebrush flats are coming alive with sounds and sights of the fall, and I love it! Observing the rut is something I've done since childhood, beginning with family excursions up to Rocky Mountain National Park. If you haven't had a chance to experience it yet it's a must do.
Check out my IG story for photos and video from yesterday's sunset with @jacksonholeecotours
Where the Buffalo Roam
Up to 60 million bison once roamed North America. If you lived on the continent 200 years ago bison would have been a part of your life. Today, there are only around 30,000 wild bison left, with the largest herd living in Yellowstone National Park. I dream of one day seeing scenes like this again across the United States.
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I recently had the opportunity to photograph a ceremony at the Wedding Tree just east of Grand Teton National Park. To many, wild landscapes are our sacred spaces, a perception not lost on early National Park and Public Land Advocates. Congrats Brita and Alex!
When an elk bugles, it's entire belly vibrates, the sound resonating from deep within. It's happening throughout the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem right now, one of our favorite seasonal activities to observe. 📷@joshmettenphoto #myjhecotour
Despite a desire to mate with bulls, cow elk are also fearful of them. For most of the year bulls push herds of cow elk off of prime forage so they can feed their rapidly growing antlers. During the rut bulls must approach carefully, showing friendly intentions.
Catch of the day 🐟
While hiking in the Bighorn Mountains came across a family all fishing together. Decided to sit on a rock and snap some photos. Within a few minutes Mom & Son caught a fish. This is why I shoot photography. This is a Glimpse of the Good Life. #photography#nature#explore#memories#gold
Pronghorn Buck and Female Herd
The rut is on across the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. This buck had a herd of nearly 50 females grouped up in Grand Teton last week (not all are pictured). Female pronghorn choose males based on habitat quality, a reproductive strategy known as resource dependent sexual selection.
The Teton Pronghorn herd migrates 100 miles south out of Jackson Hole each winter, the third longest overland migration in North America. Most of the route is across public lands, a large landscape of protected wild country supporting Wyomings rich wildlife populations. #protectpubliclands