The Teton Range in Northwestern Wyoming is truly breathtaking...a photographers dream. The Jackson Hole area is home to 100 species of birds, 60 species of mammals, and about 6 of game fish. The Wapiti (American elk) range high in the mountains during the summer and then descend to the National Elk Refuge near the town of Jackson in the winter.
Grand Teton National Park was established in 1929 and included only mountains and a narrow strip of lakes, until 1950 when it was expanded to include most of the Jackson Hole National Monument. The entire area of the park is now about 500 square miles.