Autumn is my favorite time of the year, and the Jackson Hole fall colors are amazing right now! The valley is full of yellows from the Cottonwood and Aspen trees, contrasting nicely with the greens of the Pines. The cool nights and bright days we’ve had in September have brought the colors to a peak, and the occasional thunderstorms bring some dramatic lighting to the area. Just south of Jackson, the Snake River Canyon and Palisade Reservoir have an abundance of reds among the hillsides. I enjoy shooting in the early morning, although the light is staying nice longer with the lower angle of the sun.
The mornings are also a prime time for viewing wildlife, Moose, Elk and Bison are all in the heat of the rut and are quite active. The Moose – Wilson road has seen some periodic closures due to bear activity; I’m hoping for some more bear sightings now that some have left the higher elevations. With the Jackson Hole fall colors at their best and increased wildlife activity, now is a great time to be in the area. It really doesn’t matter which way you point your vehicle, photo opportunities abound! For more images, please visit my gallery.