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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Wyoming 82190, USA
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone Photography

See proof that the idea behind national parks—preserving spectacular landscapes—has been successful at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. In 1871, William Henry Jackson took more than 100 photos with an 8x10 plate camera. (His photos were a large part of why Yellowstone was, in 1872, named the world’s first national park.) Jackson took several shots of various places in the 24-mile long Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, including of the Upper and Lower Falls. In 2017, Jackson-based photojournalist Bradly J. Boner published the book, Yellowstone National Park: Through the Lens of Time, in which he rephotographed all but one of Jackson’s images. The book shows Boner’s modern-day photos side-by-side with Jackson’s. It turns out the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is very little changed.

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AFAR Staff
about 2 years ago

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

If this isn’t the country’s most spectacular natural attraction, then it’s on the list. Top 10. Maybe top 5. But I’m a list guy, so I’m quite partial. I’m also a Wyoming guy, and I’ve taken in this view many times. It’s amazing to see how people react when visiting Yellowstone National Park and the falls for the first time—their gasps are audible, and their awe palpable. Watching this unfold, I feel proud to call Wyoming home, and to share life-affirming sights like these with my new Go Ahead friends.

Flash Parker traveled on Go Ahead’s U.S. National Parks tour as part of AFAR’s partnership with the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), whose members provide travelers with unparalleled access, insider knowledge, and peace of mind to destinations across the globe. For more on Flash’s journey, visit the USTOA Blog.