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Fourth Of July

As the snow melts and temperatures rise, the valley floor of Jackson Hole changes color as new plants emerge in the spring air.  Balsam Root, Lupine, Scarlet Gilia and cow parsnips paint the meadows in vivid colors as the Teton Range rises more than 7,000 feet above the valley floor. With only about 60 frost-free days a year in Jackson Hole, the wildflower growing season is very short and as a result the blooming flowers change quickly from week-to-week.


As spring transitioned into summer, I scoured the park for a location that would highlight the variety of wildflowers that call the park home.  At climbers ranch the vision finally became reality as I carefully positioned myself by lying on the ground to photograph Grand Teton in all of its magnificence.