Grand Teton from a meadow, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

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Comments (18)

Moh. Helal on October 5, 2007

Wow...!!!

This one should be flaged [best of], isn't that right?

Richard Ryer on October 5, 2007

Greetings Mohammed, Thanks for visiting my shot of the Tetons from the meadow to the east of them. There was a pull out on the road, but by walking up to the trees I was able to get a much more interesting shot of the Grand. Thanks for your wonderful comment. Thanks for the wonderful comment. I'm glad you like the shot.

Cheers,

Rich

Arma Angers on October 17, 2007

interesting perspective on the Tetons !

Richard Ryer on October 17, 2007

Greetings Armagnac, Thanks for visiting the field shot of the Grand. There are tons of places to walk in the park and actually get away from people. Short little jaunts from the pullouts can get you to the neatest photo points. You can always walk just a few feet and get a totally different perspective than the other 95% of the visitors to the park.

Cheers,

Rich

Pom' Angers on October 17, 2007

greetings Rich ! I guess you just have to watch out, many bears, mountain lions and mean snakes there, no ?

Richard Ryer on October 17, 2007

Greetings Pommard, The wild is not as wild as you might think. The animals out there are used to living in a wild way, which usually means avoiding humans. In mountain towns, bears and mountain lions become a problem because the human food and kitty and doggie snacks are easily available. So the wild animals get lazy and become a problem. I think the one that worries me tho most is the mountain lion. They seem much less predictable than bears. Snake have never been a problem for me. They are not common in the places I go. So, for the most part, wildlife is not much of a problem unless we as humans do something stupid that makes a problem. Of course, when we are in the wild, we may not necessarily be at the top of the food chain is we don't have sufficient firepower along or get taken by surprise. Then it may be game over, no matter what.

Cheers,

Rich

Arma Angers on October 18, 2007

greetings Rich, thanks for your message, it must be fascinating to be on your own in the wild. What kind of firepower do you take along when you go there ? are you a hunter ? cheers, armagnac.

Richard Ryer on October 18, 2007

Greetings Armagnac, It is fun being alone experiencing the hills, but it is also fun sharing it with others, when the group dynamic is right. There is so much to see.

I don't own any weapons and guns are not allowed in the national parks in the USA. ((I made the food chain comment in jest.)) A person being loud and noisy in the woods is probably safer than the quiet person carrying the big gun. If the animals know you are coming, they generally leave. And bears will become a problem camping when you leave the food out or dirty cooking utensils. The smell brings them in and once that's been done, you have a problem.

Cheers,

Rich

Pom' Angers on October 18, 2007

Greetings Rich I guess you have a problem when they're that close to your tent ! have you heard of that man living among bears for months in Alaska, and eventually killed by them ? I think he was a photographer, or some kind of a movie maker, and one day he became part of the food chain where he was not used to be... cheers, pommard.

Richard Ryer on October 18, 2007

Greetings Pommard, My sister and her husband do and annual canoe camping trip on Leigh Lake in Teton. Every evening they have bears and moose walking and swimming by, but they have never had a problem. They stay away and the animals go away. I recall hearing about that person in Alaska. As I understand it, he found a girlfriend and brought her up to his project. When the bear attacked, a video camera got switched on and the tape recorded 45 minutes of attack sounds. Not to pleasant. But what was this guy thinking? He made it sound like he was interacting with lowland gorillas or something. I think that guy crossed the line and paid a heavy price. The places I go have a bit more human traffic than other wilderness area, so the animals are a little more wary and leave when they know you are around. I remember one hike up Cascade Canyon where we encountered a grizzly bear cub next to the trail. We made noise and he moved off and we went by. On the way down, as we approached the same area we started making a lot of noise and were confronted by angry tourists who were stalking the cub to get a good picture. Our question to them was "Where's the over protective mother grizzly bear?" They didn't get it. So we kept making noise and moved on. If you're smart out there, you are generally OK. Another cute story: they started selling bells you put on your boots to jingle and make noise to warn the animals of your approach. Unfortunately it was a new noise and the curious bears were drawn to the sound. Now the bells are named "Dinner Bells". I don't use them. Have a great day.

Cheers,

Rich

Arma Angers on October 18, 2007

Rich, thank you for the story, I've read it with interest ; I wish I could go for such hikes ; our nature is not that wild, and this is one of the most impressive animals of our wild... have a great day too.

Richard Ryer on January 4, 2008

Greetings Hitchhiker, Thanks for visiting. In the Tetons you can park your car, walk 100 yards and get a picture 95% of the park's visitors will never get.

Cheers,

Rich

Bepix (Giuseppe de G… on February 24, 2009

Wonderful landscape! Bye Rich, Bepix

esse est reminisci (… on September 14, 2009

Splendid landscape, Richard! It remember to me the unforgettable western movie "Shane". Greetings from Italy.Raffaele

visionmtb on November 29, 2009

beautiful peak

Richard Ryer on November 29, 2009

Greetings Visionmtb, Thanks for visiting. The Grand Teton Range is spectacular. One of my favorite places to visit.

Cheers,

Rich

Giorgos Gioutlakis on November 5, 2011

Very beautiful mountain range.

Greetings from Greece, George

Richard Ryer on November 6, 2011

Greetings George, Thanks for visiting the Tetons They are a nice place to photograph. Cheers, Rich

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  • Uploaded on January 31, 2007
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    by Richard Ryer
    • Camera: Hewlett-Packard HP PhotoSmart C945 (V01.40)
    • Taken on 2006/07/10 06:55:46
    • Exposure: 0.052s
    • Focal Length: 10.64mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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