Road Trip: Day 2
Oxbow Bend is perhaps the most convenient — and most photographed — spot in Grand Teton National Park — and for good reason. It offers a pleasing composition of Mount Moran in the distance with a sweep of the Oxbow Bend section of the Snake River in the foreground. Early morning is when photographers typically make this shot, although if the light in the sky and on Mount Moran is not dramatic a better shot may be had a little later when the sun lights the aspen trees along the waterline. I’ve had moose and white pelicans swim by me as I stood on the riverbank at Oxbow Bend. One morning before sunrise a black bear swam across the river and made a beeline to my riverside spot, got out 15 feet from where I was standing, shook himself off, looked me over for a few moments and walked off.