Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is arguably the best known park in the world. Established in 1874, and including a million acres, featuring amazing natural resources, scenery, and wildlife, it is a priceless place.

There is so much wildlife in the million acre park that one barely knows where to start. Traditionally, the bears, especially the grizzly bears, were perhaps the premier wildlife attraction. But since the 1990s the wolves may be the featured wildlife attraction. For awhile they were most visible in the Lamar Valley due to the abundant (or some would say, over-abundant) elk populations, but elk numbers have been reduced in the area. Although wolves can still be seen, they are not noticeably more visible there than in some other parts of the park such as the Hayden Valley. However, in winter only the road between Mammoth Hot Springs and Cooke City is open and that road goes through the Lamar Valley. Yellowstone is one of the better places in the United States to see predation events between large carnivores and large predators.

In addition to the wildlife the park is famous for the geysers, hot springs, mud pots, waterfalls, lakes, rivers, mountains, forest, valleys, and other scenic features. Bring a polarizer and wide angle lens to better capture these features.

Yellowstone National Park Stock Footage

Every season brings dramatic changes to Yellowstone National Park and what to film. Wildlife is more abundant in the spring through fall as many species hibernate or fly south i the winter. Although summer is pleasant, some species stay in the cool shade of the forest or become more nocturnal. Furthermore, in summer you will have to put up with the large crowds and traffic jams whenever a charismatic species is encountered along the road.

You will want to bring a good telephoto lens to film wildlife at Yellowstone National Park. There are many vast valleys, distant hills, and broad plains where you may see wildlife from far away. Furthermore, some species such as the grizzly bears, you simply don’t want to get too close too. The Park Service will fine you if you get close to dangerous animals such as bears and bison. Remember to use good ethics when filming Yellowstone wildlife