In the winter months, residents and visitors bear witness to the wildlife that has made its way down from higher altitude areas and into the Jackson Hole valley. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

JACKSON, Wyo. — Tomorrow’s Winter Solstice will officially mark the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

In Jackson Hole, a winter season can span anywhere from four to six months and is often felt long before Dec. 21. During this time, residents and visitors bear witness to the wildlife that has made its way down from higher altitude areas and into the Jackson Hole valley.

Recently, Buckrail Photographer Nick Sulzer captured an elk herd in their winter range, two regal bull elk and the symbolic North American bald eagle perched on a tree branch in Grand Teton National Park.

Photos: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.