Yellowstone: A Journey Through America s Wild Heart.
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Yellowstone is no ordinary wilderness – a lost world of vast plains and endless forests defended on all sides by towering mountains, home to America’s last great Bison herds, and the realm of the wolf.
The Heise volcanic field of eastern Idaho produced explosive caldera-forming eruptions which began million years ago and lasted for more than 2 million years, sequentially producing four large-volume rhyolitic eruptions. The first three caldera-forming rhyolites — Blacktail Tuff, Walcott Tuff and Conant Creek Tuff — totaled at least 2250 km 3 of erupted magma. The final, extremely voluminous, caldera-forming eruption — the Kilgore Tuff — which erupted 1800 km 3 of ash, occurred million years ago.     
In 1871, eleven years after his failed first effort, Ferdinand V. Hayden was finally able to explore the region. With government sponsorship, he returned to the region with a second, larger expedition, the Hayden Geological Survey of 1871 . He compiled a comprehensive report, including large-format photographs by William Henry Jackson and paintings by Thomas Moran . The report helped to convince the . Congress to withdraw this region from public auction . On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed The Act of Dedication  law that created Yellowstone National Park. 
Wolves kill each other and other carnivores, such as coyotes and cougars, usually because of territory disputes or competition for carcasses. In 2000, however, the subordinate female wolves of the Druid pack exhibited behavior never seen before: they killed their pack’s alpha female; then they carried her pups to a central den and raised them with their own litters.
Nothing mechanical could capture what I saw with my own eyes. I didn’t try to create art from art, but rather to simply document I’d actually been there. Sometimes point and shoot is all you need do. Things like this burn into your memory and you may forget when it happened but you never forget that it did.
When the first visitors to Yellowstone tried to report what they saw, news magazines responded, “Thank you, but we do not print fiction.” Peppered with colorful hot springs, mudpots, and breathtaking waterfalls, it is easy to understand how one might think it otherworldly. Nothing else on Earth is quite like Yellowstone--and there is something for everyone, from children to grandparents.
Experience the wild like you never have before. Learn more about Bottle-Feeding the cubs, get up-close-and-personal with the guided Wildlife Excursions and take a look at the wildlife action with Bear World videos. Bottle-feeding bear cubs is a once in a lifetime experience. Up to 3 times per day, children & adults have the opportunity to help our staff feed the cubs. You can feed and pet the baby bear cubs! During your experience…
Each launching point has its own benefits and attractions.
How many days do you have? How many pictures can you take?
• All this and ample time to explore the wonders of Yellowstone itself, and the breathtaking Grand Teton National Park.