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Platinum Skies
Photo By Nate Zeman
Submitted to: Your Favorite Places

  • Title: Platinum Skies
  • State/Province/Region: Wyoming
  • Country: United States
  • Best Season: Autumn
  • Description: Mt. Moran rises through stormy skies over the Oxbow Bend of the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park on a beautiful October Morning. This mountain was named after famous western American landscape painter, Thomas Moran. Moran's sketches and paintings from his days with the Hayden Geological Survey were crucial to the creation of Yellowstone National Park, and helped congress develop the National Park System. It's fitting that this beautiful mountain in the Northern Teton range was named for such a man. The view of Mt. Moran from the Oxbow Bend continues to inspire photographers and painters to this day, serving as a great reminder of how the power of art can affect conservation.
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