In 1928 Bryce Canyon was officially named a national park. The majestic local is filled with giant rock formations called Hoodoos, lending the landscape a beautifully eerie feel; in fact, the early European settlers named the rocks after the word voodoo and the native Americans believed that the formations would come to life as giants that threw rocks to ward off intruders. Although called a ‘canyon’ the place is actually an amphitheater and was created from an entirely different process than the normal river erosion [Read more...]
Usually the view we see of Yosemite is pristine wilderness, amazing rock formations and waterfalls… it’s as if people aren’t even there. Yet, every year more than 3.5 million people visit the park. Steven M. Bumgardner, a park employee for 20 years, chose to turn his camera away from the majestic beauty and instead show the oft unphotographed hoards of people, a spectacle in their own right.
Some of this footage helped Steven get his current job as a videoographer for the National Park Service in 2006 and the photographer/editor/producer of the web video series Yosemite Nature Notes.