Filmed over three years, the Smithsonian Channel's "Epic Yellowstone" program will be shown in four parts starting on March 10 at 7 p.m. The films are narrated by actor Bill Pullman.
The project used state-of-the art 8K cameras, FLIR thermal imagery, drone timelapse, cineflex aerials and miniature nest cameras to reveal the world of Yellowstone’s predators and prey.
In the lead-up to the series, the Smithsonian Channel will also premiere an all-new episode of "Aerial America" focusing on Yellowstone on March 3 at 7 p.m.
“Our filmmakers’ commitment and the extraordinary developments in new technology have enabled us to capture this world in a way that’s never been seen before," said David Royle, of Smithsonian Networks, in a press release. "It’s full of unexpected moments and wondrous details — and even behavior that has never been seen on camera before.”
The first episode, "Fire and Ice," showcases the park’s toughest inhabitants who remain year-round, and tells stories of survival in Yellowstone during winter.
Future installments of the program include: "Return of the Predators," March 17, filming wolves and grizzly bears; "Life on the Wing," March 24, covering the park's bird life from sandhill cranes to American dippers; and "Down the River Wild," March 31, featuring the longest undammed river in the United States, the Yellowstone River.
"Epic Yellowstone" was produced by Bozeman-based Grizzly Creek Films.