Wildlife Tours Jackson Hole
20 Mar 2014
While Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are justly renowned for their wildlife, wildlife tours around Jackson Hole can be very rewarding with less travel. I had a couple hours of free time one afternoon and was thinking of local photo opportunities. The National Elk refuge lies on the border of the town of Jackson and is always a great area to visit. Miller Butte in the refuge is but a five minute drive from the Town Square and is home to Bighorn Sheep. I was fortunate as these two sheep had come down off the butte and were feeding near the road, allowing for some frame-filling images.
I’d heard that some Mountain Goats had been spotted near the town of Alpine, Wy, about a 45 minute drive from Jackson. I left early, wanting to locate the goats and be on location by the time the light reached the canyon wall. The goats were there and it was a thrill to observe and photograph them on a day that felt like spring