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Grand Teton Photography and Field Guide

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The Grand Teton Photo and Field Guide is an encapsulation of the flora, fauna, and photography of Jackson Hole Wyoming and Grand Teton National Park. Also included are thumbnails of the history and geology of the valley. This is an overview, not an encyclopedia. It is a guide and not a novel, so skip over what doesn’t interest you and find what tickle’s your curiosity.

This book is for all visitors with a desire to seek out wildlife, photograph the landscape, or merely learn about the history, geology, and lay of the land of Grand Teton National Park. I provide general overviews with hot links with more in-depth descriptions of subjects of individual interest.

I have been guiding and photographing around Jackson Hole and Yellowstone since 1986 when I came here for a photography trip that precipitated my sudden move to the area.

In the “Lay of the Land” section, I write of the obvious highlights along the loop through Grand Teton Park. Hot links to side roads will give you more in-depth description of side roads and feeder roads and their highlights. GPS links to Google Maps are provided throughout. Although “Lay of the Land intro” is in the main part of the book, the road links from it are in the Road Index in the back of the book.

As a field guide I profile many animals and birds of the area. Jackson Hole is full of wildlife but there are places where animals are, and there are places where they are not. It is a waste of time to scrutinize a landscape devoid of what you are looking for so this guide narrows options down to the hot spots. I provide maps of the likeliest places to find the popular critters of Grand Teton National Park. I also touch on trees, shrubs, and wildflowers with minimal explanations. Also included are explanations of the Greater Yellowstone ecology.

Everywhere you look in Grand Teton Park is a potential postcard but there are a handful of great places photographers shouldn’t miss. Throughout the book there are many photos. Many, but not all the photos click through to a larger photo. In the photography section I will delve deeper to where to set up your tripod for landscapes, where to find the critters and many pointers on how to use your equipment to better effect.

Although unrelated to photography, geography, mammalogy, ornithology, botany, or ecology I sum up the book with some recreation opportunities you may want to consider for your trip to Jackson Hole.


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Grand Teton Photography and Field Guide

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26 thoughts on “Grand Teton Photography and Field Guide

  1. Ron Duckworth says:

    Please let me know when the book is finished and ready to be purchased. I was given knowledge of this forthcoming book by Jared Lloyd.

    Thank you,

    Ron Duckworth

  2. Terry Hollensworth Rutledge says:

    Please email me when the book is available 🙂

  3. Rick says:

    Please let me know when the eBook is ready! This eBook will be available as a PDF download?

  4. I have been waiting for you to produce a book for quite awhile, Daryl. But, alas, I have no way to read it if I were to purchase it since I have none of these new electronic devises. Will you be producung a “real” book in hard copy for older people I could purchase, soon?


    • Hi Dennis, I don’t plan on a hard copy right away, but what happens these days is, if a book is selling really well on Amazon, hard copy publishers sometimes come forward and offer to print it. That way I don’t have to suffer the dejection of submitting it to 30 publishers before finding one that believes there is money left over after the printing.

      You can buy ebooks and read them on your laptop with this software http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/download.html

      The gps links throughout the book can come in handy.

      Thanks for commenting Dennis 😀

  5. First iTunes review
    Idaho Falls photographer Alan Griffin, owner of Wild Griffin Photography, was the first to hit the buy button on my book and also the first to give me a review. Thanks Alan.
    Customer Reviews
    A must have = five star

    by Alan16.
    This book has so much to offer. Daryl covers everything you could think of when it comes to the Tetons. He provides you a ton of photography tips from his experiences through the years in the park in addition to where to go and the times of days. If you are interested in more than just the landscape of the Tetons, the book goes into great detail about the various types of wildlife that is in the park and where you have better chances of locating them. The book has a ton of photographs and many of them have the GPS coordinates to show you exactly where the photo was taken.
    Bottom line, if you want to maximize your trip in the park, this book really is a must!


  6. New review on Amazon

    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars “Best of its kind” February 23, 2014
    By Misty Perkes
    Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
    This book is amazingly well done. The photography and layout are top notch. The information is accurate and complete. As a frequent visitor to GTNP I thought there were very few “secrets” I did not know. I was wrong, this book is equally as beneficial to the one time visitor as it is to the regular visitor. For the frequent visitor, the descriptions and photography of the area make you feel like you are there even when you are not. At this price, this book is an incredible value. Put the authors Many years of experience to work for you, by spending some time reading this book before your next visit, it will enhance your next trip to one of the most beautiful places on earth immeasurably.

    Thanks Brian Perkes 😀

  7. Book review by National Park Traveler Magazine. by Kerry Gallivan is the CEO & Co-Founder of Chimani. Chimani is a mobile app company that provides a suite of free outdoor destination guides.

    “I love technology and the national parks, so it’s always interesting to see how traditional books transfer into the electronic medium.

    Daryl Hunter’s new eBook – Grand Teton: Photography & Field Guide is a good first addition by a very knowledgable writer and skilled photographer who is making the challenging move to the electronic world of publishing. The book provides a very comprehensive overview of the Grand Teton National Park region, and I particularly like the fact that it’s simply not just a just a photography guide but a very good field reference guide as well.”

    Rest of review = http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/review/2014/grand-teton-photography-field-guide24764

  8. Rich Ryan says:

    A few years ago we visited Yellowstone in the spring for the first time to get photos of early season bears. We needed a knowledgable photo guide because of the limited available time. Daryl Hunter was the guy we found and what a great find that was. Daryl knows the Teton/Yellowstone area–that means he knows the out of the way “secret” places that week visitors almost never find. It shouldn’t have been a surprise when we read Daryl’s guide book for the Tetons and found it to be an essential for anyone with a camera heading to the Tetons. Another great job Daryl!

  9. android Mike says:

    This realy looks cool. I am about to get one soon 😀

  10. Robert says:

    Always loved outdoor photography, can’t wait to put this to work in Grand Teton Park. I am pretty sure I will love it and it will come in handy.

  11. Richardart10 says:

    Cool! Thanks for the review, I will get one! 🙂

  12. John Jennings says:


    Thanks for showing us around the Grand Tetons! Anybody looking for a guide or a guidebook, Daryl is a very amiable guide that knows the area extremely well. Daryl is on a first name basis with most of the bears, rangers, and the bear community here in the Grand Tetons.
    John Jennings

  13. Mitchell Risenhoover says:

    Daryl it was such a pleasure meeting you in the Tetons. I enjoyed our conversations and I have enjoyed reading the articles you shared with me. You are an inspiration through your beautiful images.

    • So nice of you to say Mitchell, I also enjoyed meeting you as well as our future meetups. Thanks for taking the time to read the blogs. I also have some other articles not on the blog I will email to you. See you on your next pass through 🙂

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