Better than the rockets’ red glare.
Continuing his transition from still photography to multimedia, David Stubbs has compiled this reel of footage shot within the last year.
Highlights include the full lunar eclipse over Death Canyon in December, a ski trip with Exum Mountain Guides on Teepe Glacier in the high Tetons and paddling the upper Green last fall between Green River Lakes.
David shot some of the Yellowstone and Jackson Lake footage in the moonlight, one of his fortes. And at least one sequence, of surreal clouds in motion, was taken on the very best location: his back porch.
It’s incredible to think all of these moments can be witnessed here in a matter of months, if you’re willing to get up early and get after it.
This black wolf has been drawing a crowd of admirers at the north end of East Gros Ventre Butte, opposite the National Elk Refuge.
A line of photographers and spectators with long lenses and spotting scopes has filled the pullout along Highway 89 in recent days. The wolf has been hunting deer and allegedly feeding on roadkill just north of the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
The museum posted photos of the wolf atop the ridge yesterday, and there are other impressive images going around. Brent McWhirter has a gallery of the wolf in a standoff with a mule deer and a coyote joining the fray. Taylor Phillips, wildlife guide and impresario of EcoTour Adventures, shot this frame, in a series where the wolf is feeding on a carcass and chasing off a raven.
All we need is to drop Liam Neeson out there, hands and legs bound, and let the wolf exact revenge for The Grey.
Situated in the old Huckleberry Mountain Candy factory on Gregory Lane, the artists’ enclave had become a hive of creative activity and occasional social hub. The run-down, industrial feel and labyrinthine layout were part of the charm but also caught the attention of the fire marshal, who flagged the building for numerous violations, including lack of fire exit signs.
Photographer David Stubbs made this short video when Factory Studios celebrated its first birthday last month. In a town still dominated by traditional Western art (read: animal portraits, cowboys and Indians) Stubbs was drawn to a contemporary scene tucked out of sight, reminiscent of New York City warehouses in the 1980s, he said.
Last week’s solar storm, one of the most powerful in years, produced spectacular displays of the northern lights. Sightings were particularly vivid in Norway, where this time-lapse video was made, and were reported as far south as Ireland.
Another burst of solar wind is expected to reach Earth today. Although in winter Jackson Hole can feel like Scandinavia, I was surprised to find we’re about 20 degrees lower in latitude than Norway, making it unlikely we’ll get a show.
Still, the aurora borealis does light up the Wyoming sky from time to time. The last few years have been quiet, but sightings should pick up now that the sun has begun a more active cycle, peaking next year.