Sunrise on the Open Range

One of my favorite places for a sunrise is in Grand Teton National Park.  There are so many good locations for a sunrise. This particular morning was after an evening astrophotography shoot with Ryan Wright.  It was late enough in the morning that it wasn’t worth heading back to the motel in town so we parked at the Glacier View Turnout and caught a few hours of sleep in the car.  It wasn’t the most pleasant of sleeping conditions but gave us just enough energy to capture the sunrise on the open range in front of Grand Teton Mountain.

We were greeted with a nice herd of bison grazing on the range and then the alpenglow hit the peaks Teton Mountain range. I don’t think the orangish-red glow on top of the Teton peaks ever gets old. I’m envious of the people who get to witness it on a daily basis.

Sunrise alpenglow on the Teton Mountain with bison grazing on the open range in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming | Rick Louie Photography
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  • ljsaltiel

    Gorgeous Rick. Well worth sleeping in the car.

    • RickLouiePhoto

      Thanks, Len!

  • Michael Criswell

    very nice Rick, this place rocks, you are sooo lucky

    • RickLouiePhoto

      Thanks! We’ll have to make this a NXNW trip!

  • Toad Hollow Photo

    Just so awesome, Rick, great colors and details here! I am totally with you on the glow of the peaks, what an amazing thing to see! Thanks to you, we can all enjoy it here in your wonderful photograph!

    • RickLouiePhoto

      Thank you, Toad! I appreciate you dropping by!

  • Michael Criswell

    The glow is killer! Pro