Willow Flats

This is Willow Flats in Grand Teton National Park viewed from the Jackson Lake Lodge Overlook during the fall.  Here you can see the Teton Mountain Range with Mt. Moran and Skillet Glacier in the middle and Jackson Lake off to the left.  The most amazing thing about this view during the fall is that it turns this amazing golden color.  It’s so rich and vibrant with shades of green, amber, purples and rust mixed in to the golden color.  It’s such a contrast to the vibrant green you see in the summer here at Willow Flats.  This Teton Mountain Range panorama I took during the summer shows the difference in color. Whether its summer or fall, you can understand why John D. Rockefeller, after seeing this view, bought up all this land to save it from development and eventually turned it over to the U.S. Government to run as a National Park.

Willow Flats - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

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  • Beautiful shot Rick. Great colors, and a nice balance between the ground and the sky.

  • WOW! This is fantastic Rick! The colors a perfect. I love the depth of the image.

  • Another outstanding landscape image, Rick. This is an awesome scene, particularly viewed large.

    Good on John D for securing this for future generations. They would have had town homes and golf courses all over this by now. 😉

  • I can see why it was saved. Such a beautiful view. Nice work on this one man.