Jackson Hole: One of the Best Places for Photography
There are few places left in the world that belong to nature and its original inhabitants. Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is one of those rare places. With the nation’s largest mountain chain as the backdrop and nearly three million acres of thriving wildlife, this region is often regarded as the best place for wildlife photography in the U.S. Here in Jackson Hole, it isn’t uncommon to stumble upon a baby moose enjoying his first brush with powdery snowfall or spot a majestic grizzly bear roaming in the distance. Below, we’ve compiled some of the best shots we and our guests have taken here in the stunning Tetons!
The 4 Most Instagrammable Spots in Jackson Hole
The world is filled with magnificent places that can take our breath away. Some are thousands of miles away, and others are nestled at the heart of this country. Jackson Hole is one of them. Our lovely town is one of the nation’s largest mountain chains and features a jaw-dropping backdrop of thriving wildlife, lush forests, majestic rivers, and snow-covered mountain tops. It’s no wonder it’s considered one of the best photography spots in the world. Come experience the beauty first-hand and get ready to develop your photographer’s skills like nowhere else.
Snake River Overlook
One of our favorite places to take pictures in Jackson Hole is at the Snake River Overlook. You might already know this place from Ansel Adams’ famous shots of Grand Teton. This spectacular roadside overlook offers one of the clearest views of the mountain range and the river flowing below. It’s particularly beautiful at sunset!
The top of SnowKing Mountain is the picture your Instagram feed needs. You’ll need to hike 2 miles and climb 1,500 feet to reach the summit, but it’s all worth it. You can see the whole Grand Teton mountain range, Snake River, and the town of Jackson spread out in front of you. We recommend checking the weather before hiking up to make sure it will be clear enough for pictures.
Grand Teton Lakes
Jackson Hole is a magnificent place to develop your photography skills, and one spot that can make your Instagram stand out is Jenny Lake. You’ll be dazzled by the shimmering water on hot summer days and the contrasting snow-covered mountains in the background. Plus, you can hike to nearby Hidden Falls and snap gorgeous waterfall shots.
National Elk Refuge
Another Instagrammable spot in Jackson Hole is the National Elk Refuge. It’s especially stunning in the winter when you can take a sleigh ride through the park and snap pictures of elk standing right in front of you. You’ll also have great views of the Sleeping Indian Formation at the top of Sheep Mountain.
Sharpen Your Skills with Our Exclusive Fall Photographer’s Retreat
If you want to take your photography to another level, then our Fall Photographer’s Retreat is made for you. Follow the guidance of renowned National Geographic photographer Andrew Coleman as he takes you to stunning areas around Jackson Hole and teaches you his techniques.
The retreat features comprehensive, daily workshops to teach you about fieldwork, image critique, portfolio review, digital workflow, and more. The package also includes five nights at Bentwood Inn, breakfast, and a photographer’s welcome and farewell reception. Are you ready to become the photographer you’ve always dreamed of being?
Jackson Hole: Wildlife Photography at Its Best
Do you want to experience the gorgeous landscapes Jackson Hole has to offer? Scroll down to view our photo gallery and get inspired before your visit.
The gallery consists of photos taken during our Photographer’s Retreat, photos taken by the innkeepers, and photos taken by our beloved guests. If you stayed with us and captured an amazing picture, please feel free to share it with us!