Nebraska Serengeti in Early Summer
Photographed in early June shortly after dawn, the North Loup River looks like the famous African Serengeti, minus lions, wildebeests, gazelles, zebras and buffalos. The name of the river means "wolf" in French, named by early French trappers after the Skidi band of the Pawnee, whose name means "Wolf People," and who lived along its banks. Note the deer in the lower channel of the river.
Nebraska Serengeti in Autumn
Photographed in October shortly after dawn, the North Loup River looks like the famous African Serengeti, minus lions, wildebeests, gazelles, zebras and buffalos. The name of the river means "wolf" in French, named by early French trappers after the Skidi band of the Pawnee, whose name means "Wolf People," and who lived along its banks.
This autumn sunrise was stumbled on one morning purely by chance. The goal was to find a scene showing the Teton mountains lit by a golden morning sun, but a casual glance in the opposite direction revealed a different perspective worth a click.
Bear Lake in the Rockies
Located in the Moraine Park area of Rocky Mountain National Park, Bear Lake is an easy hike through a beautiful subalpine forest. At 9,475 feet, the lake rests next to Hallett's Peak along the Continental Divide. This subalpine forest in RMNP is home to towering Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir trees.
Grand Teton National Park is part of the Rocky Mountains, with its mountains rising from the floor of Jackson Hole without any foothills along an active fault mountain system 40 miles long by 7 to 9 miles wide. The area is considered to be one of the most picturesque places in North America and is home to moose, coyotes, black bears, badgers, bald eagles, elk, martins, squirrels and several species of trout.
Oxbow Bend on the Snake River
One of the most photographed locations in Grand Teton National Park is Oxbow Bend with Mt. Moran in the distance. This peaceful spot overlooks a quiet backwater left by the Snake River when it cut a new southern channel. Taken on a cloudy autumn day, this image shows the golden aspen trees and fall foliage that make Oxbow Bend unique.
Moraine Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park
Glacial forces from thousands of years ago carved out Moraine Valley in RMNP, creating a flat plain with countless wildflowers and expansive views of the high peaks. Every fall large elk herds congregate in the food-rich meadows for their annual rut, a spectacular ritual where dominant bulls battle for mating rights.
Early Morning Fog
With the sun ready to burn off the fog from the night before, steam rises from a small geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin area in Yellowstone National Park.
Pelican at Oxbow Bend
One of the most photographed locations in Grand Teton National Park, Oxbow Bend is a sight to behold at any time, day or night. This picture was taken early one morning in mid September, when the aspen trees were at their peak in brilliant shades of yellow, gold and red. A pelican swims up the Snake River looking for an early meal.
Breaking Light on the Gibbon River
Dawn breaking on the Gibbon River in Yellowstone National Park. The Gibbon is a popular fly fishing river with brook trout, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, brown trout and grayling.
Mother Nature's Mysteries
View of La Sal Mountains in Arches National Park in Utah. Mother Nature is the master sculptor throughout much of the American West and in no place is this more evident than at Arches National Park.
On the Run
Three coyotes race away after eating the carcass of a bison that fell through the ice of a small pond the night before. Occasionally large animals such as bison and elk fall through ice on ponds because of their weight, especially when the ice is covered with snow and not visible.
Gibbon River in Yellowstone National Park
White puffy cumulus clouds and cirrus clouds combine with a winding Gibbon River to create a colorful landscape image.
William H. Wiley
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