Distant Shadows

Subject: Grizzly Bear
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
A small window in the heavy clouds above Wyoming allows a streak of brilliant sunlight through to the earth, illuminating a strip of willows in fiery orange while leaving the remainder of the flats and pine forest beyond in dark shadows. As the last of the snow melts away from the Snake River valley, a male grizzly bear scours these flats in search of roots and gophers to replenish his fat stores following winter hibernation.
2017