I moved from Yellowstone to Grand Tetons NP on Sept. 8. From then on my main computer really started giving me problems, freezing up, etc. I thought I could coax it into working until I got home. Ha! Then I discovered the backup’s battery wouldn’t take a charge. Took about a week to get at least 1 laptop working and another week to get the software to process my images (I shoot RAW which complicates things).
When I first thought about stopping in the Tetons for a while I found out that the foliage is at peak around the 3rd week in Sept. so I was hoping to see some color along with some moose. This fine fellow and his lady friend were out and about he first morning after I arrived so I was able to get some very nice images.
As the week progressed another, younger bull showed up and I was able to capture some really interesting images of the two bulls sparring. It is a very slow motion sort of thing. They go at it for a few minutes then take a breather then do it again. With the exception of the two images that I put captions on I never saw either bull exhibit noticable superiority or defeat.
Later in the week a cow with a calf dropped by, along with a potential suitor, but I never got any nice images of the bull.