Travel with elk herds on their incredible migration from Wyoming’s ranch lands to Yellowstone’s high-alpine meadows in Elk River.
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Scientist Arthur Middleton, photographer Joe Riis, and artist James Prosek follow these remarkable ungulates on their journey as they trek over steep mountain passes and ford treacherous river crossings. Along the way, this band of explorers meet backcountry guides and cattle ranchers whose lives are intricately tied with the fate of the elk and other migratory species that live in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Filmmaker Jenny Nichols captures the action and skillfully edits the many narratives into one cohesive piece that blends art, conservation, and science.
Learn more about the project: http://www.greateryellowstonemigrations.com/
Follow the elk migration: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/05/yellowstone-national-parks-elk-migration-map/
Find more about:
Arthur Middleton – http://ourenvironment.berkeley.edu/people/arthur-d-middleton
Joe Riis – http://www.joeriis.com/
James Prosek – http://www.troutsite.com/
Jenny Nichols – http://pongomediaproductions.com/
Take an Epic Journey With the Elk of Yellowstone | Short Film Showcase