The first major National Park on my US trip was Grand Teton in Wyoming. Snow dotted mountain peaks, pine trees and beautiful lakes.
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Jackson was our first stop in the Grand Teton area. While the others from my group rafted on the Snake River or hiked up the mountain I took a walk into the valley (called Jackson Hole) looking for animals. Right next to the town is a large elk refuge but sadly the elks only come down to the valley in wintertime. Luckily the refuge is also a home to a lot of birds and butterflies!
I have no idea what kind of butterfly this is. If you know please leave a comment and tell me!
Canada geese on the lookout.
I don’t know anything about american birds but this is a easy one. It’s blue and it lives in the mountains – so it must be a sweet little mountain blue bird!
The next day was spent hiking around Jenny Lake to the viewpoint Inspiration Point.
I found a quiet moment by the Moose Pond. I didn’t see any moose there but some from my group saw a black bear in the area.
The view over Jenny Lake from Inspiration Point.