The last fourteen or so posts showed day by day our our summer vacation. Anyone with investigative powers can reconstruct the entire route that we took from Salt Lake City and back to it, fourteen days later. Before our flight back to the East coast on a red eye flight, we stopped at the Ensign Peak Nature Park to see how Salt Lake City looks during sunset.
One thing that anyone will notice in Salt Lake City is the big presence of industrial complexes. I have no idea what type of industries are all those complexes, but they were an eye sore, especially after seeing all the natural beauty around there.
At the end of our two week vacation we decided to spend two more days in Grand Teton National Park. On one of the days we got up super early to see if he can catch a nice sunrise and went for a little hike on the hill. As I was walking through the thick brush I noticed some fur between the sticks and at first I thought that it was a deer, getting some rest, but after a slow approach it happen to be a sleeping red fox.
He saw me but at first didn’t really care that I was there. I have never seen red fox in such close proximity and didn’t know what to expect, I thought that he would jump and run away. He didn’t. This little guy probably hang out there for at least 4-5 minutes, glancing at me ones in a while, but otherwise he just continued to get his snoozing. During that time I was able to switch lens on my camera and get super zoom and take this shot at 400mm, making it super awesome high resolution shot.
I have never seen long sprinkler systems on the East coast, maybe because I never paid attention or maybe because we really do not have these at the East coast farmer fields, not sure. But I saw many of them in Montana, Idaho and eastern Washington states. They really are not that interesting when water is not running and even when water is running they don’t look any special, unless of course it is early morning and you happen to drive at the angle that makes the water stand out and you can see every drop of it coming from the sprinkler. Then they look kind of magical, well, at least they did to me. We drove by many of them and I could never stop and take a shot, until we had an opportunity in Idaho to pull off the highway and take this shot.
and, yeah, as most photos, to see the details you have to see it in higher resolution.
We were really excited to see a wild goat crossing the road and pulled off to see if he would hang around. He didn’t, he went on down the slope to the river and disappeared in the thick brush. But when I looked to the other side up the mountain I saw something even better. A lot of goats and most of them are a few months old, hanging out there on the rocky cliff and checking me out. If I didn’t stop and didn’t pay close attention I would probably never notice them up there, they blend in so well. I hope they have long and productive lives in Montana mountains.
Yesterday’s photo is from the same area as this photo. For this one we had to get up super early and get our selves to the Steptoe Butte State Park to enjoy the sunrise and have beautiful 360 views of the eastern Washington. I would go to this area again, in a heartbeat, to see it all over again. Beautiful place. If you never been there, put it on your bucket list and make it happen.
As always, all of my photos are best viewed in the higher resolution, just click on it. Enjoy.