Christmas in Yellowstone

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NATURE presents Christmas in Yellowstone, a breathtaking look at wintertime deep within America’s first national park.

Stretching across more than 2.2 million acres of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho is one of the greatest expanses of unspoiled nature and wildlife anywhere on Earth — Yellowstone National Park. Designated America’s first national park in 1872, Yellowstone now receives almost three million visitors each year. Yet only a small fraction of those who glimpse the park’s stunning vistas, geological wonders, and animal residents do so during the winter months, a time when nature’s inhospitality is matched only by its serenity.

NATURE follows in the snowy footprints of Yellowstone’s red foxes, spies on the predatory warfare of wolves and elk, and climbs into the den of a grizzly bear that gives birth to two cubs while deep in hibernation. In addition to mesmerizing footage of landscapes and wildlife, trail alongside author and photographer Tom Murphy, who has been coming to Yellowstone for the past 26 winters, camping and photographing amid the silence and solitude of the park. And go behind the scenes with filmmaker Shane Moore to find out how he kept up with Murphy during an at times harrowing trek, reminiscent of the legendary John Colter’s first journey into the park nearly two hundred years ago. This film premiered in November 2006.

Photo © Tom Murphy

Production Credits Print

Television Credits

Narrated By
LINDA HUNT

Produced By
JANET HESS
SHANE MOORE

Written By
JANET HESS

Cinematography
SHANE MOORE
BOB POOLE

Edited By
STACEY DOUGLASS MOVERLEY

Music By
LENNY WILLIAMS

Location Sound
DAVE RUDDICK
BRIAN WHITLOCK

Re-Recording Mixer
ED CAMPBELL

Sound Editor
BRIAN BEATRICE

Voice Recordist
ANDREW MORRIS

Research
GINA POOLE
ELIZABETH MOORE

Field Assistant
ISAAC BABCOCK

Additional Footage
BOB LANDIS

Special Thanks
BRIAN CHAN
BRIDGER TETON NATIONAL FOREST
CARL SWABODA
DR. CHARLES ROBBINS
GARY RADAMAKER
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK
JACKSON HOLE MOUNTAIN RESORT
JACKSON HOLE IDITAROD SLED DOG TOURS
NATIONAL ELK REFUGE
RICK MCINTYRE
RON COOLEYV
SAFARI YELLOWSTONE
SOLITUDE CABIN SLEIGH RIDESV
SNOW KING MOUNTAIN RESORT
SUSAN MAY
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY BEAR RESEARCH CENTER

For NATURE

Series Editior
JANET HESS

Supervising Producer
JANICE YOUNG

Senior Producer
LAURA METZGER

Producer
JILL CLARKE

Associate Producer
IRENE TEJARATCHI

Production Assistant
RACHAEL TEEL

Manager
EILEEN FRAHER

Production Manager
JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN

HD Online Editor
DAVID NOLING

Colorist
RON STETLER

Online Editor
BRUNO PELLEGRINI

Series Producer
BILL MURPHY

Executive In Charge
WILLIAM GRANT

Executive Producer
FRED KAUFMAN

© 2006 Thirteen/WNET New York
All rights reserved.

Web Credits

Producer
DANIEL B. GREENBERG

Associate Producer
TANNER VEA

Designer
MICHAEL DIMAURO

Pagebuilding
BRIAN SANTALONE

Technical Director
BRIAN LEE

Writer
JOHN UHL

Photos: © EBC

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