Oxbow Bend, Stars
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, 2014
Oxbow Bend is known for its spectacular view, and it gets crowded this time of year, but not at 2:30 a.m. It wasn't quite as serene as it might appear, though. Just a few hours before, news was released about a man killed by a bear in nearby Bridger-Teton NF, and while there's something appealing about the idea of bugling elk, the actual sound is eerie, especially late at night. Photo © copyright by Greg Owens.