In the Valley of the Wolves

About

In 1995, the first gray wolves were transported from Alberta, Canada to Yellowstone National Park, to repopulate the sprawling landscape with the species, absent for more than 70 years. The following year, a second wave of wolves was brought to the park from British Columbia, Canada; five of them were released together, and they were named the Druid Peak pack. Since the arrival of those first immigrants, wolves have thrived in Yellowstone — and none more dramatically than the Druids.

The epic history of the Druids, one of more than a dozen packs now occupying the 2.2 million acres of Yellowstone, is documented in NATURE’s In the Valley of the Wolves, was produced and shot in High Definition by Emmy-award winning filmmaker Bob Landis.

On the Web site for In the Valley of the Wolves, you’ll learn how the successful reintroduction of Yellowstone’s apex predator has changed the entire ecosystem of the park, and about the threats that these majestic animals continue to face on their road to recovery.

Watch an online-exclusive video. In this video, Emmy Award-winning wildlife cinematographer Bob Landis discusses the making of the film, including the ideal circumstances for filming a predation scene; the importance of spending a vast amount of time in the field; the uniqueness of Yellowstone’s Druid wolf pack, and more.

To order a copy of In the Valley of the Wolves, visit the NATURE Shop.

Online content for In the Valley of the Wolves was originally posted November 2007.

Production Credits Print

Television credits

Narrated By
F. MURRAY ABRAHAM

Produced By
BOB LANDIS
JANET HESS

Written By
JANET HESS

Cinematography By
BOB LANDIS

Edited By
EMMANUEL MAIRESSE

Music By
LENNY WILLIAMS

Co-Producer
KATHRYN PASTERNAK
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
KATIE BAUER

Online Editor
CHRIS STAUDT

Colorist
DAVID MARKUN
SOUND RECORDIST
BOB LANDIS

Sound Design
KATE HOPKINS

Audio Mixer
ROB FRITTS

Stock Footage
ISAAC BABCOCK
STEVE HARGREAVES
SPECIAL THANKS
ROBERT CRABTREE
KIM HART
DOROTHY KEELER
LEO KEELER
LAURIE LYMAN
RICK MCINTYRE
DAVID MECH
JERRY SANDERS
JENNIFER SHELDON
CARL SWOBODA
DOUGLAS SMITH
BARBARA STOHLMAN
ROBERT WESELMANN

Wolf Project Staff

Wolf Historian
BETSY DOWNEY
POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
SUSAN LACH

Manager, Facilities & Scheduling
JULIA WHITCOMB

Assistant Editor
CARL REEVERTS

Executive Producer
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TELEVISION
KEENAN SMART


For NATURE

Series Editor
JANET HESS

Supervising Producer
JANICE YOUNG

Senior Producer
LAURA METZGER

Producer
JILL CLARKE

Associate Producer
IRENE TEJARATCHI

Production Manager
JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN

Production Assistants
RACHAEL TEEL
JAYNE JUN

Manager
EILEEN FRAHER

Re-Recording Mixer
ED CAMPBELL

HD Online Editor
DAVID NOLING

Online Editor
BRUNO PELLEGRINI

Offline Editor
STACEY DOUGLASS MOVERLEY

Series Producer
BILL MURPHY

Executive in Charge
WILLIAM GRANT

Executive Producer
FRED KAUFMAN

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Web Credits

Producer
DANIEL B. GREENBERG

Designer
MICHAEL DIMAURO

Pagebuilding
BRIAN SANTALONE

Writer
KATHY SVITIL

Technical Director
BRIAN LEE

Creative Director
NICK MILLER

Director of Digital Strategy
DAVID HIRMES

Director of Production
DANIEL B. GREENBERG

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