Starry Nights - Rajesh Jyothiswaran

Outtake at Oxbow Bend

I was cleaning up my Hard Drive and found this image which I had perhaps shot to be a part of a Milky Way Panorama at the iconic Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton National Park. This frame did not make it to the panorama image. Not having the Milky Way Core competing for attention gives the Mt. Moran and the Cathedral Group their rightful place under the stars. Whatever that sunrise type glow from behind the mountains definitely was special as was the aurora like airglow that permeates the skies over Yellowstone and Grand Teton.

This was quite an adventure for me since I was by myself and not a soul in sight. I say in sight because, I could only see 3 sets of eyes following me back and forth at a distance. What were they? I would imagine they quite possibly were the mama Grizzly and her two cubs that were photographed by another photographer a few days later.