Friday, 25 June 2010

Montana & Wyoming - Part 3

After leaving Yellowstone, the last three days of our tour were spent in and around Grand Teton National Park. The name refers to Grand Teton, the tallest mountain in the Teton Range, rising to 13,770 feet (4,197 m). It says something for the Tetons that although in the last few days we had crossed the spectacular Beartooth Pass and visited the magnificent Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River we were still impressed by the scenery here.

Everyone else takes this photo, so wouldn't I?

The Snake River

Jackson Hole Airport - only two US National Parks have airports.

One of two juvenile Great Horned Owls from a nest in the Gros Ventre Campground.

Dusky Grouse - typically very confiding and not too difficult to find.

American Robin - very common everywhere we went.

Ospreys - another species seen daily throughout the tour.

Northern Flicker - sometimes referred to as Red-shafted Flicker or Common Flicker, both with good reason.

Trumpeter Swan - now successfully re-introduced into areas where the species had been hunted to near-extinction.

Grey Jay - a cheeky picnic table bird.

Violet-green Swallow - a cavity-nesting species associated with coniferous forests at higher elevations.

Red-naped Sapsucker - found nesting along the Moose-Wilson Road.

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