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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
A Grand Morning in Teton National Park.

Early morning in Grand Teton National Park. Cold temperatures at 5-am means gloves and hot coffee. This image captured the beginning of a new day with fantastic light and cloud formations which developed into high winds later that afternoon. The eerie stillness of the long ago sod-roofed fur-trader cabin reminded me that nature takes back what is hers and provides us a momentary view into the unfolding beauty of the mountain morning in the peaks beyond. The timeless and constant renewal of nature continues in spite of man's former impact.

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Date Taken: 08.2014
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: Jackson, Wyoming, United States of America
Copyright: © Douglas Donnelly