13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Morning Clouds on Mount Moran
Coming into Grand Teton National Park for the first time, I was in awe as I marveled the pristine beauty of this national treasure. The morning was cool, crisp, and the skies were as blue as could be. At the advice of a ranger, we ventured to the top of Signal Mountain to admire the views from that perspective. My mother-in-law was disappointed by the clouds that hovered the mountains. However, I felt they added a layer of grandeur to these sky-scraping beauties. This photo represents everything I immediately loved about the park: Mount Moran stands as a beacon against the deep blue Jackson Lake while evergreens provide a forest canopy whose aroma is intoxicating. Every time I reflect on this photograph my heart races in remembrance of a place I long to visit again.
© Mandy Hawkins.
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||June 8, 2015, 11:57 a.m.