Friday wilderness photo

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

flickr, Jeff Gunn

Today's mystery photo is Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, from flickr, JeffGunn.

Just south of Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Tetons are a wonder to experience while visiting western Wyoming.

The peaks of the Grand Tetons shoot 7,000 feet directly from the floor of Jackson Hole. With no real foothills to speak of, the Tetons make for dramatic mountain scenery.  Like Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park is is teeming with wildlife from bison to moose. 

Watch: Discovery Channel Video explains how the Grand Tetons were formed

Learn about our work in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem

Unfortunately, Congress is launching deep budget cuts to federal programs that may affect Grand Teton National Park. The National Park Service budget cuts will impact visitors through visitor center closures; less staffing for campgrounds and ranger-led programs; road closures and cuts to important conservation programs.

The Wilderness Society is urging Congress slash outdated oil and gas subsidies rather than harm our  national parks. 

How to help: Send a message to Congress to protect national parks

Learn more:  How your access to national parks may be limited by budget cuts

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