July Moon

That moment when you’re shooting the full moon, eating a sandwich, and a piece of bacon falls out and you remember there’s a grizzly bear on the other side of the road. That was the other night on Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone.*

Twelve times a year I try to catch the full moon. It was close enough to full this month over the several nights that I was able to find it no matter where I was in the park.


The Norris Geyser Basin two nights before full


The penultimate night of the full moon, Yellowstone Lake


Setting up on Mt Washburn overlooking the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone


The full moon rise, seen from the slopes of Mt Washburn


July Moon


About the time I dropped the bacon

*This was embellished for the sake of a good story. Neither me nor my bacon were ever in any danger. There was a grizzly far atop the opposite slope.


17 thoughts on “July Moon

  1. Love it – the bacon tension! But the photo of the moon over the tree is glorious. We had the same big globular moon rise tonight and in my mind a photo would also be a gorgeous honeycomb yellow but I only managed a shiny blob.

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  3. I love this! Beautiful photography! Every time I try to take a picture of the full moon, all I get is a fuzzy white blur. Of course, all I have is the camera on my phone, so there you go. Mostly, I’m just smiling! Yellowstone is my park. I lived in Jackson Hole for 15 years and miss it with every inch of my soul. Looks like you had a fabulous time!

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