This should be considerably more interesting than the average webcam feed, as the National Geographic channel will showcase Yellowstone National Park in a live four-day event, Yellowstone Live, beginning on August 5.
Television journalist Josh Elliott will host Yellowstone Live, a four-day live event that showcases the best of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Beginning on Sunday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. MT on National Geographic Channel and simulcast the following three nights on Nat Geo Wild, the live broadcast will sweep through parts of Yellowstone National Park via 25 live cameras across 35 locations, as well as first-ever cell-phone bundling technology to broadcast from the most remote locations.
Yellowstone Live will be anchored from National Geographic’s wilderness home base in West Yellowstone’s Bar N Ranch and supported by an eye in the sky and more than seven live crews. Joining Elliott at the studio hub will be naturalist Chris Packham alongside some of the creatures that call Yellowstone home. Both will give viewers access to prime locations across the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem — from the Gallatin Range and Lamar Valley to Old Faithful and much more.
Jenna Wolfe, from Fox Sports 1, will navigate in the field as Yellowstone Live’s “roving reporter” and will interview key people whose lives and work are dedicated to maintaining the historic region.
Emmy Award-winning cinematographers Bob Poole and Jeff Hogan to illustrate the area’s stunning diverse vistas and elusive wildlife. Poole, a lauded National Geographic filmmaker who worked on last summer’s epic Earth Live, and Hogan, a local wildlife photographer who filmed the network’s Wild Yellowstone, will integrate cutting-edge camera technology to bring Yellowstone to life for viewers across the nation.
“As the host of National Geographic’s Yellowstone Live, I will help navigate viewers through this beloved destination filled with unparalleled wildlife and extraordinary natural wonders,” says host Josh Elliott. “During this four-day extravaganza atop one of the world’s most active supervolcanoes, geysers could erupt or wild grizzlies and bison could cause traffic jams in a moment’s notice…nothing is off the table on our trek across America’s national treasure.” (Note: Geysers are sure to erupt over the course of four days.)
“With Yellowstone Live, we hope to leave no stone unturned as cameras film more than 22 million acres across three states and five national forests to capture the stunning beauty and wonder of the most remote wilderness in the lower 48 states,” says Geoff Daniels, President of Original Programming and Production for National Geographic and Nat Geo Wild. “Our exceptional lineup of storytelling experts will immerse viewers into a four-day journey that encapsulates everything that is great about America and its wildlife.”