A Bear’s-Eye View of Yellowstone

Incredible long scrolling One Pager that takes us on a journey with 4 bears as they navigate the heart of Yellowstone, as seen from the bearsโ€™ own point of view. Yes, there is a footer site navigation that we don’t normally allow (as this makes the website technically multiple-page). But what an excellent reference to a Long-form Journalism website – a big trend in digital publications that we’re seeing much more of. Make sure you read the case-study by Hello Monday that dives deep in the build. Stellar work by them.

Working with National Geographicโ€™s team of editors, journalists, producers, and researchers, weโ€™ve gathered this incredible footage into an engaging online narrative focused on the distinct paths that each bear roamed. Utilizing the geo-coordinate data captured with every 20-seconds of footage, weโ€™re able to pinpoint the bears to the exact geography of Yellowstone. Combined with expert analysis from researchers Kerry Gunther and Nate Bowers, delivered as intermittent audio captions, we gain a deeper understanding of the bearsโ€™ activity as uncovered by the POV footage and their unique characteristics. And, of course, Hello Monday couldnโ€™t resist adding the extra hand-touch with watercolor illustrations and pencil-drawn portraits depicting the beautiful, mysterious life of each bear.
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