The last of the summer wild flowers in Albion Basin, above Alta, Utah:
Devil’s Castle is the rugged mountain behind you in the opening view in this panorama.
Thanks for viewing!
Earlier this year I had placed Albion Basin on my list of spots to photograph but since then had completely forgotten about it until Barbara H. mentioned it on our Facebook page. I took an opportunity to go there a few days ago and captured this on my hike up:
As I continued up the trail and rounded a large rock outcrop I was greeted (startled actually) by a large moose barely 50 ft away. We both froze. I briefly contemplated a career as some sort of wildlife panoramic photographer, but seeing this creature 10 times my weight, the career seemed quite short, and I eased my way back behind the rock. With the path forward blocked, I hiked back down, and as I reached the point of the first image the sky had cleared very nicely, and the result was this:
Enjoy! – Martin van Hemert