Back in June 2017, I made an amazing landscape photography trip to Grand Teton National Park. This was my third time visiting this remarkable place, and I was focused on capturing its iconic mountain vistas and crystalline lakes.
To cover more ground, I traveled light, leaving my bulky gear behind and carrying only my Fuji X100T camera. Over several days, I hiked near many of Grand Teton’s stunning lakes, including Leigh, String, Jenny, Bradley, Taggart, and Phelps. I was constantly stopping to photograph the dramatic peaks reflecting symmetrically in the calm waters. These images of the mountains mirrored flawlessly on the lakes’ surfaces are some of my favorites. They create such a serene, contemplative mood.
The majestic views were endless. From Oxbow Bend to Surprise Lake and everywhere in between, Grand Teton continued to take my breath away. As the famous quote goes, “The mountains are calling and I must go.” This park makes it impossible not to answer that call.
While wildlife photography wasn’t my focus on this trip, I was still able to capture Grand Teton’s quintessential landscape. The soaring, craggy peaks jutting high above peaceful valleys and shimmering lakes never cease to inspire.
I’m already looking forward to returning to immerse myself in Grand Teton’s natural splendor again soon. This park holds endless inspiration for landscape photographers like myself. Next time, I may make photographing its abundant wildlife my central focus. For now, I’m thrilled with the stunning vistas and landscapes from my latest visit. I can’t wait to start planning my next Grand Teton photo adventure!
Steve Creek, Wildlife Photographer