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Yellowstone at 30 Below With Wildlife Photographer Asgeir Helgestad

By Ryan Filgas on June 15th 2014

A Seasoned Wildlife Photographer

We’ve seen a lot of images of Yellowstone in the past, as it was one of the most notable stomping grounds for Ansel Adams to produce the brilliant landscape photographs that have inspired so many. It’s even been a point of controversy for environmental ethics, as it was hotly debated whether to put out wildfires in the park, or to take a stance of non-interventionism and let nature regulate itself. Now, a video has surfaced of a photographer who aims to help protect what’s left of the environment with his wildlife photographs. This is Asgeir Helgestad.




The amount of waiting wildlife photographers have to do takes a lot of patience, and having the tolerance for such harsh elements ( -30 degrees Fahrenheit) is quite an accomplishment also. Helgestad doesn’t see that as a burden though , but a privilege to see the natural beauty of the animals in the park. He says you have to be somewhat of a psychologist to predict the animals’ behavior and also mentions that he usually knows what he’s looking for before he heads out. It shows what can be done through specialization and years of experience. The work on his website demonstrates this as well, and amazing doesn’t begin to describe it.

You can find Asgeir Helgestad’s work here.

The video was filmed by Jonathan Bennett, who runs HTD Films with Dustin Mulstay in southern California. They teamed up with RED Digital Cinema for the footage and processed the video stills using VSCO film presets.

[VIA: VSCO] [ Images Via Screen Capture]



Ryan Filgas is an aspiring portrait photographer and studio arts major at Humboldt State University. His life consists of talking with friends, taking classes, and planning his next outdoor adventure. You can find his work on his website, Facebook, Google+, or connect with him via email.

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  1. Greg Faulkner


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  2. Stuparu Sorin

    those are the moments when you push your body, patiente and creativity to the limits …

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  3. Matt Walsh

    The dedication to do something like this is unreal. I wish I had that much commitment to anything other than beer.

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