North America

Grand Teton – wildlife and mountain tops

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 Hole

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!

grand teton I have no idea what kind of butterfly this is. If you know please leave a comment and tell me!

grand tetonCanada geese on the lookout.

grand-teton-blue-birdI 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!

Jenny Lake

The next day was spent hiking around Jenny Lake to the viewpoint Inspiration Point.

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grand teton moose pondI 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.

grand teton inspiration pointThe view over Jenny Lake from Inspiration Point.

 

 

 

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