Winegar Holes Grizzly Habitat

These remote wilderness lakes and streams are part of the Winegar Hole Wilderness and the Caribou-Targhee National Forest on the border with the Yellowstone National Forest in Wyoming. This area is just to the north of the Grand Tetons and to the west of Jackson Lake and Jackson Hole. Open the image full screen to see this beautiful wilderness area!

The Winegar Hole Wilderness was designated specifically to provide high-quality habitat for the grizzly bear. Part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, this Wilderness is located on the southern boundary of Yellowstone National Park in western Wyoming. The low rolling hills with numerous wetlands, meadows, and streams is volcanic in origin. A forest of lodgepole pine, Douglas fir, subalpine fir, and Engelmann spruce covers much of the area. The area is managed as a trailless area to provide maximum security for the grizzly bear except for one short trail that provides access to Yellowstone National Park.

Zedekiah: “I lensed this image of these beautiful blue mountain lakes and the Falls River (on the left side of the image) while flying above the area waiting for the eclipse of 2017 to occur. I was circling overhead at 13,500 feet waiting for the moment and while circling I photographed a number of stunningly beautiful areas such as this. Fish Lake is at the top of the image while Junco Lake is right below it in the middle, Rock Lake is on the right side and Winegar Lake is at the bottom. All of this area is within the Falls River Basin. I truly love the fact that these lakes and this wilderness still exists in such pristine condition and it is my goal to help increase public awareness of these areas.”

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