Swallows on Flat Creek

Todays trip was a photo safari. We had a cool morning of patchy clouds and ethereal sunbeams. After shooting some inspiring images of the Teton range in morning light, we headed to the National Elk Refuge to get images of ground squirrels and birds in flight. Swallows are moving northbound in flocks this time of year and were feeding like crazy on small flies that were hatching on Flat Creek. The overcast sky made the water seem smooth and oily with the fast shutter speeds needed to freeze the swallows in flight. We saw five different species of swallow today and all three guests on this private excursion got great images of them in flight!