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Posted by
Jerry - a moment in time [...] (Chicago, United States) on 21 June 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Snake River and Teton Range, a mountain range of the Rocky Mountains with dominating Mount Moran (12,605 feet, 3,842 m)

Jackson Hole and the Tetons have been the setting for a number of films, including John Wayne's movie acting debut in The Big Trail in 1930 and Shane in 1953. Mount Moran and the surrounding mountains were used as a backdrop for the lake/swamp setting in the original series of Land of the Lost (1974 TV series).
src: wikipedia.com

On November 21, 1950, a C-47 cargo plane owned by the New Tribes Mission crashed on Mount Moran during a storm, killing all 21 on board. A rescue party organized by Paul Petzoldt located the wreckage on November 25, but the extreme location of the crash made it impossible to recover the plane or the bodies. The wreckage remains on the mountain today, but the Park Service discourages direct climbs to the site.
src: wikipedia.com

Grand Teton NP, Wyoming USA

1ST PLACE for the Theme 'Reflections in Water' at photoblogchallenges.com

Canon EOS REBEL XTi 1/250 second F/10.0 ISO 100 22 mm

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Gobou from Bamako, Mali

A little masterpiece !!! really fantastic

21 Jun 2011 7:03am

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

very beautiful landscape.

21 Jun 2011 9:47am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

stunning view.. 5*

21 Jun 2011 10:08am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Fabulous landscape shot, and a great mirror lake to play with!

21 Jun 2011 10:15am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Fantastic landscape! Everything from the inclusion of the person to that fantastic thin cloud band across the mountain is perfect - well done!

21 Jun 2011 1:06pm

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Very beautiful landscape

21 Jun 2011 1:20pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

beautiful landscape and location! very well captured!

21 Jun 2011 3:13pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is breathtaking! (And really interesting about the plane crash, too!) Choosing to include the person in the frame was a great idea...Now I can see just how vast this area is!

21 Jun 2011 3:40pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

wow fantastica bravo *****

21 Jun 2011 5:20pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A fantastic landscape image !

21 Jun 2011 5:41pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb landscape photo! excellent composition with perfect light and wonderful clarity and sharpness!

22 Jun 2011 5:36am

LoulouPix from New York, United States

Congratulations Jerry! Your magnificient landscape is the winner of this week's theme : Reflection in water.
It's very pure and beautiful, we loved it! A well deserved win!

6 Jul 2011 2:01am

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Superb landscape. Great colours and reflections. You've seized the good opportunity !
Thanks for all the historical information.

21 Aug 2011 4:35pm

Canon EOS REBEL XTi
1/250 second
F/10.0
ISO 100
22 mm

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