Cataract Falls Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a short walk from the Sugarlands Visitor Center.
Cades Cove Black Bear
A young black bear forages for food in Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church
Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church and cemetery in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a popular draw for mountain history aficionados.
Smoky Mountains Ghost
On a routine shoot in 2011 I was taking photos at Laurel Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Nothing really stood out to me at the time. I take a lot of photos and this one did not stand out to me at the time.
Fast forward to 2015 and the launch of the new SmokyPhotos. As I began going through images both old and new with a very critical eye, I noticed a strange anomaly in this photo that I took at Laurel Falls. Continue reading
The Kephart Prong Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a popular hiking destination for those seeking a gentle walk with plenty of interesting features. Few trails in the park offer as much in such a short span as the Kephart Prong Trail. Continue reading
Cades Cove Snow.
Blowing snow and bracing winds cause a near whiteout in Cades Cove on February 21, 2015. Snow is not uncommon in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park but bitter cold in the lower elevations can cause even the most hardy visitor to rethink long walks!
Andrews Bald is a popular destination in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. And for good reason:
The bald offers wonderful mountain views, brilliant Fall foliage, and lots of blooming shrubs in early Summer. The Azaleas and Rhododendron can really provide an incredible showy display when in peak bloom. The open meadow is large and allows views in many directions of mountain peaks and deep valleys. Continue reading
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the most popular national parks in the United States, with more than ten million visitors a year.
There are several good reasons for this popularity. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is designated as an International Biosphere Reserve and offers as diverse a variety of flora and fauna as any other place on Earth. Continue reading