During our trip to Yellowstone National Park with Off The Beaten Path, we made a stop at the Cooke City home of National Geographic Photographer Dan Hartman. Dan and his wife Cindy showed us around their gallery of award-winning wildlife photography, and we were especially fascinated by their wolf photos.
Yellowstone’s Grey Wolf reintroduction program began in 1995 and has been highly successful, with an estimated 100 wolves occupying the park at the end of 2011. But the program is not without controversy, as ranchers continue to fight for their rights to kill wolves that leave the park.
Hartman was gracious enough to grant us this video interview about the important roles these amazing animals play in the Yellowstone National Park ecosystem. –Bret Love
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