You know it’s spring when baby bears 🐻 are out! This cute cub is lounging in a tree at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. Mother bears and their cubs usually emerge from their winter dens in late March to early April. Photo by Matt & Delia Hills (www.sharetheexperience.org).
Forced ourselves to wake up at 5 in the morning to watch the sunrise even after driving 10+ hours the day before and barely getting enough sleep. We drove up to Clingmans Dome which is the highest point in the Smoky’s at 6,600 feet. This was the sight that greeted us a few minutes after we walked up to the tower view deck. The clouds and the fog made the scene all the more dramatic and magnificent.
Moonlight brightens the frosty landscape at Great Smoky Mountains National Park (located in both North Carolina and Tennessee). Clear skies combined with the snow from recent storms made it a bright and beautiful night to enjoy the mountains. Pictured here is the view from the park’s Mortons Overlook on Newfound Gap Road. Photo courtesy of Chris Mobley.
Post sunset layers and hues. The window of time between sunset and actual night time is probably one of my favorite times to shoot. All the colors and beautiful light transform the scene into something so utterly different.