Spring Sightings Gallery

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Spring is a wonderful time for watching wildlife. Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks are less busy, animals are moving around and coming out of hibernation, or returning from their “winter homes.” Check out the below gallery of some of … Continue reading

Photographer’s Paradise

coyote - Spring Creek Ranch, Jackson Hole, WY
We left Spring Creek Ranch at dawn this morning to take advantage of nice lighting for this morning’s photo safari.

These excursions differ from our wildlife safaris in that we work to put ourselves in the best possible photogenic locations while discussing camera equipment and useful techniques for nature photography. We ended up with excellent opportunities to photograph the Teton Mountains, this coyote stalking prey, and Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep.

Bald Eagle Surveys Jackson Hole

Spring Creek’s Derek Goodson Spots an Eagle

Eagle at Spring Creek Ranch
Just before the main entrance to Spring Creek Ranch, I spotted a Bald Eagle perched on a power pole.

These majestic birds frequent the area around Spring Creek Ranch. Eagles and other raptors are often seen on posts or in trees or soaring above the Jackson Hole.

Photography Safari Highlights

mule deer - Spring Creek Ranch, Jackson Hole, WY
Our photo safaris are designed to enhance every nature photographer’s technique and opportunity. Jackson Hole is a playground for wildlife photographers and today’s snowy safari provided opportunities for great shots of bighorn sheep, moose, bald eagles and this small herd of mule deer bucks.

Photographers thinking about a visit to Jackson Hole should consider Spring Creek Ranch as THE destination for their base-camp for Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks photography.

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Guest Kudos – Wildlife Photo Safari

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Swan photo by J. Marlow

Swan photo by J. Marlow

“My wife and I went out with you on a photo safari on Tuesday, January 19, 2010. Thank you for a great time and help with photographing the wildlife. Got some great pictures and got some great tips. We are already planning on coming back hopefully in the Summer. Thanks again!” –J. Marlow

Jackson Hole Wildlife Elk and Mule Deer Pose for Pictures

Mule Deer in Jackson Hole's Spring Creek Ranch
After a new snow, mule deer and elk pose for pictures along the side of East Butte Road at Spring Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole.

These wildlife enjoy the refuge of Spring Creek, and seem almost oblivious to the close proximity of people.
Elk near Jackson Hole's Spring Creek Ranch
While taking these pictures, a Spring Creek Ranch resident stopped, and we spoke about all the animals that we enjoy watching.

Spring Creek Ranch’s Wildlife Refuge

Mule Deer on Spring Creek's Wildlife Refuge
Once again, the wildlife of Jackson Hole have chosen Spring Creek Ranch to spend their winter.

Spring Creek Ranch is a wildlife refuge where mule deer, elk and moose come to find shelter and food during the winter months.

These mule deer are seen daily in the open spaces and also around the homes and facilities of Spring Creek Ranch.

Moose roam the grounds of Spring Creek Ranch

Moose Greets Guests at Spring Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole
This morning our guests at Spring Creek Ranch were greeted by a very special host!

Because Spring Creek Ranch is situated on a Wildlife Preserve we have several moose, deer, elk, hawks, and even a Bald Eagle flying overhead!

As our guests went off to ski at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort today, they stopped to take photos of our moose just as I had earlier.

Jackson Hole is a unique and special place, and we cherish the wildlife that share their lives with us.