Sundog at the Grand Teton 02-05-08

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Comments (18)

Marilyn Whiteley on February 7, 2008

I'm tempted to say, "You lucky dog!" but that would be pretty bad, wouldn't it? When we were there last April, we saw just parts of the mountains; there were always lots of clouds. So I envy you the lovely view even without the sundog! Marilyn

kamalyn on February 7, 2008

Thanks Marilyn - I was very lucky to get this! It was the only time this visit that the mountains could even be seen, so I was thrilled enough with that. So when the sun dog all of a sudden appeared, I almost had to pinch myself! Thanks!

Dann Cianca on February 7, 2008

Ahaha! Very nice kamaly!!


kamalyn on February 8, 2008

Thanks, Dann - just another bland boring morning in Wyoming! Now why would anyone go there? ;D

Dann Cianca on February 11, 2008

Well those skies aren't totally unfamiliar to me, kamaly, I grew up 170 miles (as the crow flies) from there.


Kanenori Miura on May 7, 2008

What a very impressive picture!

kamalyn on May 8, 2008

Thanks very much, miurak3! It was certainly a stroke of luck to catch this sundog right near the mountain peak. Cheers!

Marbiz on August 17, 2008

Hi kamaly, I've been browsing through your gallery tonight and WoW! I'm blown away, so far, only half way through them. I am looking at each photo full size (not thumbnail). I am very impressed. You are a superb photographer!

I love all your sunsets, boats and bird shots and winter and snow shots. But please explain to this Aussie from DownUnder what you call a "sundog". Is it a rainbow?

It's late now so I'll leave the second half for another time. You are certainly in my favourites now. Best wishes. M

kamalyn on August 19, 2008

Hi marbiz - Thanks very much for such kind words. This was a really special shot, partly because it was the only time I saw the mountains on the quick ski trip I'd taken (friends live in this valley, so I've sort of turned it into my regular ski vacation place, and went twice last winter) but also, while I didn't know it at the time I took the photos, I found out later that this rainbow-like thing is a special kind of sun halo, and only forms 22 degrees from the sun, usually when its rising or setting. So even a week or two difference in the timing, and it never would have been lined up the The Grand Teton like it is here.

someGuyinmasset on November 16, 2008

Pretty cool shot, the sundog is a bonus. Guy.

kamalyn on November 21, 2008

Thanks, Guy! Yup - the scenery out there is pretty spectacular. If you get the Idaho potatoes commercials (maybe you don't, and you only get Canadian potato ads) But the new Idaho potato commercials here in the states are filmed in this valley, with the Grand as the back drop. Same views in the commercials as a view of my shots.

Nawitka on November 21, 2008

eh-yup! That there's purty speshul. Well, I live in Canadian Potato country and it don't look like this! But I don't watch TV so who knows what the ads are like LOL! Oddly, our stores are full of Idaho pototos, very very annoying!

BWS's ghost on February 7, 2009

hey k! thanks for sharing this great shot of mountains and sundog in the nat'l parks game :) think anyone will link by a sundog? ;)

Geoff Slack on February 7, 2009

Wow, what a view! Best wishes from England, Geoff

kamalyn on February 10, 2009

Thanks Nawitka, Brian (for today at least!), and Geoff And, well, brian, looks like the next person couldn't come up with a sundog. Oh Well! And Nawitka, the topography is precisely why Idaho potatoes are better. It certainly is unfortunate BC doesn't have any good scenery!

Nawitka on February 10, 2009

Thanks kamaly. The lack of scenery around here is a constant burden upon my soul. :) But our potatoes are quite tasty just the same. Although we now more often have to make do with inferior imported spuds, since our potato farmers found out that they can grow blueberries at 20 times the profit per acre.

loooquito on February 13, 2009

Hello Kamaly, Thanx for showing the beauty of nature. It would be nice, if you shared some of your extraordinary pictures in the Natural Reserves Forum which is a beautiful collection of National Parks and Natural Reserves. Greetings from Switzerland, Andreas

kamalyn on February 23, 2009

Thanks loooquito ! I'll post a few there - Cheers!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 5, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by kamalyn
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
    • Taken on 2008/02/05 08:15:20
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1600)
    • Focal Length: 21.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash