Bull bison battle in an annual mating ritual for the right to breed with females in a scene from Roqueta’s documentary.
A state-leased helicopter pushes a bison back into Yellowstone National Park near West Yellowstone, an annual spring roundup by the Montana Department of Livestock.
After growing up in Florida, Eddie Roqueta decided to pursue a graduate degree at Montana State University in Science and Natural History Filmmaking. His thesis project from last year on Yellowstone’s bison is titled “Silencing the Thunder.”
Roqueta’s next film project is on sun bears in Malaysia, an area he visited last year.
In “Silencing the Thunder,” Paradise Valley rancher Druska Kinkie advocates for greater control of bison to avoid harming longtime Montana ranchers.
The rim of the Yellowstone caldera, an ancient volcano, encircles the inner portion of Yellowstone National Park. If the supervolcano were to erupt again, ash from the blast could bury Billings in 3 to 5 feet of the fine particles.
Fly fishermen cast into the Firehole River in Yellowstone National Park.
Great horned owls live in Alaska, Florida and virtually everywhere in-between, but people rarely get to see them because they mostly hunt at night. This spring, a pair of owls delighted crowds in Mammoth Hot Springs when they established a visible nest, and hunted during the day since that's when their local prey (the Uinta ground squirrel) is most active.