Search and rescue dog in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Mountain rescue dogs, aka K-9 rescue dogs, can really be man’s best friend in the mountains.
“In the rugged Grand Teton backcountry of Wyoming, dogs are more than pets — their keen sense of smell helps locate avalanche victims,” says explore.org.
Multimedia organization explore.org shoots “films and photos that showcase the natural world – animals, cultures, places, environment.”
In this post, explore.org shares their photos from their K-9 Rescue Dogs album:
Jake Elkins of the Jackson Hole Ski Patrol with his dog on the ski lift.
Glen Jaques of the Jackson Hole ski patrol and dog participating in a search and rescue drill.
A ski patrol dog in the snow.
On the rescue helicopter.
Jake Elkins skiing with his dog.
Images courtesy of explore.org.