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
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!
Ahaha! Very nice kamaly!!
Thanks, Dann - just another bland boring morning in Wyoming! Now why would anyone go there? ;D
Well those skies aren't totally unfamiliar to me, kamaly, I grew up 170 miles (as the crow flies) from there.
What a very impressive picture!
Thanks very much, miurak3! It was certainly a stroke of luck to catch this sundog right near the mountain peak. Cheers!
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
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.
Pretty cool shot, the sundog is a bonus. Guy.
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.
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!
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? ;)
Wow, what a view!
Best wishes from England, Geoff
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!
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.
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
Thanks loooquito ! I'll post a few there - Cheers!
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