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 bears’ 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 Geographic’s team of editors, journalists, producers, and researchers, we’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, we’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 bears’ activity as uncovered by the POV footage and their unique characteristics. And, of course, Hello Monday couldn’t resist adding the extra hand-touch with watercolor illustrations and pencil-drawn portraits depicting the beautiful, mysterious life of each bear.