It's hard to beat photography during what is called the "golden hour".
This is the short period after sunrise and before sunset when the sunlight is warm and less harsh.
The light provided by the sun during these periods is so much more appealing than the harsh, bright light around noon.
Here's one of my favorite golden hour images from this past fall in the Tetons when I spotted a beaver just before sunset in Grand Teton National Park's Snake river.
I love how some of the images give us a glimpse of the beaver's iron-filled orange teeth.
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