Sharing moments in time…

Oh give me a home…..

where these guys roam….

I was surprised by the number and size of the free buffalo herds around Jackson Hole.  We saw numerous herds in numbers ranging from a few to a few hundred.  We had a few opportunities to take some pictures of them up close but this is the image that “does it” for me.  These two beasts were all by themselves and were wandering through the low sagebrush near one of the creeks that run through the area.  Some of the creeks are thermally fed so they generate steam and cover the surrounding trees with frost.  The morning light coming through the frosted grass and trees provided a great environment to capture this image of the old west…

Teton Twosome

10 responses

  1. All we need to see now are some cowboys riding in the distance 🙂

    January 16, 2012 at 7:07 am

    • I kind of preferred it without any humans there – more pure….

      January 16, 2012 at 8:35 am

  2. I like the colour contrast between the foreground and background. Cool and warm in one shot.

    January 16, 2012 at 7:20 am

    • Thanks Lisa – and believe me, it was COLD. I think it was -15F that morning!

      January 16, 2012 at 8:36 am

  3. narhvalur

    Reblogged this on Ann Novek–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors.

    January 16, 2012 at 2:26 pm

  4. Thank you for the extra information you add that made this even more amazing….
    in particular: “Some of the creeks are thermally fed so they generate steam and cover the surrounding trees with frost. ” An interesting tidbit about the miracles and wonders of nature….Thank you.

    Siggi in Downeast Maine

    January 16, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    • Siggi, Thanks – there were numerous hot springs around that feed the rivers and creeks. We almost stopped by one of the springs just to capture the steam coming out of the spring but it appeared that there was a photography class all trying their hand at capturing that phenomena.

      January 17, 2012 at 10:27 am

  5. This looks like a wonderful place to visit! Nice photograph!

    January 16, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    • Jennifer, It is a place I highly recommend! I plan on going back in the summer/fall as it offers such great photo opportunities!

      January 17, 2012 at 10:24 am

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