This is not the typical or classic view of Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton National Park. This place is absolutely stunning in the fall and the large crowds reflect that. But on this cold winter day, there wasn’t a soul in site. The iconic location was quiet and peaceful. The valley had received inches of fresh fluffy precipitation over the past few days leaving pillows of snow covering the scene. We were very strategic where we snowshoed around the perimeter of the otherwise untouched landscape, being careful not to leave tracks that might ruin our compositional possibilities. This was my first composition from this location, coincidentally, also my favorite.