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.

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The Norris Geyser Basin two nights before full

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The penultimate night of the full moon, Yellowstone Lake

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

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

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July Moon

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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.

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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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