Wild Yellowstone – Day 3 (Grand Teton National Park)

Day 3 began well before dawn as we wanted to capture the sunrise on the Moulton Barn at Mormon Row. We were quite lucky as there was lots of broken cloud in the sky.

Moulton Barn, Mormon Row

After photographing the Moulton Barn we headed towards Moran. There we came across an Osprey nest perched on top of an electricity pole.

Osprey in Flight, Moran

Most of the rest of the day was spent photographing in and around the Grand Teton National Park. However, the highlight of the day, and probably the trip so far was a family of Great Horned Owls. We had been told by a local earlier in the day that a pair of adult Great Horned Owls along with two almost fledged chicks could be found in a secluded corner of the Gros Ventre a camp site. When we arrived, late afternoon, the chicks were in full view and therefore very easy to photograph.

Great Horned Owl Chicks, Gros Ventre

Images edited in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.1

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