10 sunny summer sights from Yellowstone and Grand Teton

Summer has arrived in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, and sightseers and photographers are out in force to take in the great sights all across both parks.

Finding wildlife during the hot, sunny days of summer can be trickier than in fall or spring, especially as crowds grow and the parks get busier.

But there are fascinating animals large and small still prowling the parks, and fantastic views almost everywhere you look.

If you haven’t made it into the parks yet this summer, enjoy this motivating gallery of 10 Sunny Summer Sights from Yellowstone and Grand Teton.

And if you’ve captured some great summer shots of your own, please send them to [email protected] We’d love to share them with readers.

—photos by Ruffin Prevost

A young grizzly bear watches over a deer carcass in the Shoshone National Forest, near the East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

A young grizzly bear watches over a deer carcass in the Shoshone National Forest, near the East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

A yellow-bellied marmot watches from the front of its den near Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

A yellow-bellied marmot watches from the front of its den near Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

The Tetons rise in the distance beyond Willow Flats as viewed from Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

The Tetons rise in the distance beyond Willow Flats as viewed from Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

A uinta ground squirrel watches from patch grass along Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

A uinta ground squirrel watches from patchy grass along Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

A pronghorn antelope scans for danger near the Buffalo Bill Reservoir, between Cody, Wyo. and Yellowstone National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

A pronghorn antelope scans for danger near the Buffalo Bill Reservoir, between Cody, Wyo. and Yellowstone National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

A mountain goat watches from a steep hillside south of Norris in Yellowstone National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

A mountain goat watches from a steep hillside south of Norris in Yellowstone National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

Birds gather near a grazing bison in the Grand Teton National Park community of Kelly, Wyo. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

Birds gather near a grazing bison in the Grand Teton National Park community of Kelly, Wyo. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

A kayaker paddles near the shore of Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

A kayaker paddles near the shore of Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

A male dusky grouse pauses between calls to a potential mate on Signal Mountain in Grand Teton National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

A male dusky grouse pauses between calls to a potential mate on Signal Mountain in Grand Teton National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

A chipmunk searches for food near Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

A chipmunk searches for food near Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

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  1. We are going to Yellowstone in August and I am sooooo looking forward to the visit. This will be our 4th trip and we just love it.