Mike Godfrey

Video: 'America the Beautiful' can unite us

Video: 'America the Beautiful' can unite us

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted July 4 - 10:28 a.m.

What we need most this Independence Day is a reminder of all we have in common — like the land itself.
Video: Is historic flood a threat to Yellowstone's iconic wildlife?

Video: Is historic flood a threat to Yellowstone's iconic wildlife?

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted June 21 - 10:36 a.m.

Some people worry about wildlife at Yellowstone National Park and whether the recent flood that closed the park has harmed the park's iconic animals.
Video: What it was like during Yellowstone's historic, park-closing flood

Video: What it was like during Yellowstone's historic, park-closing flood

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 6:22 a.m.

Exclusive footage and a firsthand account of the record flood that closed Yellowstone, from someone who witnessed it there.
Video: Yosemite Valley and the failures that sparked the national park idea

Video: Yosemite Valley and the failures that sparked the national park idea

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted June 10 - 1:27 p.m.

Before Yellowstone National Park there was the Yosemite Valley land grant and had it not been for the missteps of a California state commission the national park idea might not have been born. Enjoy a stunning 4K HDR tour of Yosemite Valley and learn how this landscape influenced the conservation of public lands.
Video: Enjoy a rare rim-to-rim trek across the Grand Canyon in beautiful HDR

Video: Enjoy a rare rim-to-rim trek across the Grand Canyon in beautiful HDR

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 11 - 12:28 p.m.

The Grand Canyon fewer than 1% of visitors ever see. Take a stunning HDR tour of the hidden world beneath the rim of the Grand Canyon.
Video: Enjoy Yellowstone National Park in amazing HDR

Video: Enjoy Yellowstone National Park in amazing HDR

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 28 - 12:15 p.m.

High Dynamic Range, or HDR, video is the most recent iteration of display technology, making images more lifelike than ever. Enjoy a remarkable virtual tour of Yellowstone National Park like few people will ever see, right from your own home.
4 outdoorsy resolutions for the new year

4 outdoorsy resolutions for the new year

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 14 - 12:15 p.m.

The year 2022 is just getting warmed up, figuratively speaking. Here are four outdoorsy resolutions for the new year that will make you master of 2022.
Video: The problem with flash crowds at Angels Landing in Zion National Park

Video: The problem with flash crowds at Angels Landing in Zion National Park

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 10 - 12:15 p.m.

Like flash flooding, flash crowding has been added to the list of issues visitors to Zion National park need to consider when planning their visit to Utah's oldest and most popular national park.
Are you a biophobe? If so, your children probably are, too

Are you a biophobe? If so, your children probably are, too

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 29 - 7:03 p.m.

Biophobia is surging across the globe with serious consequences for people and the planet. Here's what you can do to reverse that trend.
Video: Explaining North America's uptick in bear attacks

Video: Explaining North America's uptick in bear attacks

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 11:00 a.m.

Eight months in and 2021 is already one of the deadliest years on record with regards to bear attacks. Why are bear attacks so conspicuously high? And should you be concerned about your next outing?
Video: Fighter jet buzzes by hikers on Utah's tallest peak

Video: Fighter jet buzzes by hikers on Utah's tallest peak

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 19 - 7:33 p.m.

A group of hikers got more than they expected while summiting Utah's highest mountain peak when a fighter jet performed a low altitude flyover and "waved" at those on the summit.
Video: A rare look at grizzlies as gutsy coyote plays chicken with twitterpated bears

Video: A rare look at grizzlies as gutsy coyote plays chicken with twitterpated bears

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted July 30 - 3:52 p.m.

A video contains rare footage of the secretive romantic lives of Yellowstone's grizzly bears as they contend with a wiley coyote. What might we learn from this exchange about our dominant role on the landscape?
Mike Godfrey: Yellowstone video of mother grizzly charging woman reminds tourists to give wildlife space

Mike Godfrey: Yellowstone video of mother grizzly charging woman reminds tourists to give wildlife space

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted May 13 - 12:14 p.m.

A visitor to Yellowstone National Park repeatedly refused to heed warnings that she was too close to a mother grizzly and her two cubs. The mother grizzly managed to scare her straight.
Fur hunting, egg wars and nuclear waste: A virtual tour of the 'Islands of the Dead'

Fur hunting, egg wars and nuclear waste: A virtual tour of the 'Islands of the Dead'

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted April 28 - 4:31 p.m.

It may sound like a campy, made-for-cable B movie, but this is the stranger than fiction — and surprisingly hopeful — story of a forgotten American island chain and what states like Utah might learn from its turbulent history.
Utah and the Antiquities Act: So what's the deal?

Utah and the Antiquities Act: So what's the deal?

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted April 23 - 12:14 p.m.

With President Joe Biden expected to make an announcement regarding federal lands in southern Utah, learn just how deep Utah's connection to presidential land proclamations goes.
Mike Godfrey: 5 wildlife lessons from viral video of woman unwittingly holding venomous octopus

Mike Godfrey: 5 wildlife lessons from viral video of woman unwittingly holding venomous octopus

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted March 31 - 12:14 p.m.

While walking a beach in Bali, a TikTok user inadvertently placed herself in mortal danger by catching and handling a blue-ringed octopus. Here are five lessons to be learned from the viral video.
2020 got you stressed? Take a heavy dose of nature

2020 got you stressed? Take a heavy dose of nature

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 3 - 12:15 p.m.

2020 has been a rough year filled with stressors. The good news is that there's an effective and inexpensive method to help manage anxiety in these uncertain times.
Video: The Grizzly King of Yellowstone defends his throne

Video: The Grizzly King of Yellowstone defends his throne

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 14 - 2:02 p.m.

Two of Yellowstone's largest grizzly bears clash over an elk carcass offering a spectacular crash course in bear behavior, hierarchy, and safety.
Video guide: Preventing and treating acute mountain sickness

Video guide: Preventing and treating acute mountain sickness

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 20 - 12:48 p.m.

It's not the disease grabbing all the headlines, but as people take to the mountains it's essential they know how to prevent, recognize and treat acute mountain sickness.
Yellowstone's wolves 25 years after reintroduction: The effects on hunters and human safety

Yellowstone's wolves 25 years after reintroduction: The effects on hunters and human safety

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted April 30 - 12:15 p.m.

Early conservationists and hunters were unenthusiastic about predators generally and wolves in particular. Here's a look into the effect Yellowstone wolf reintroduction has had on hunting and human safety.
Yellowstone's Wolves 25 years after reintroduction: The effects on ranchers

Yellowstone's Wolves 25 years after reintroduction: The effects on ranchers

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted April 20 - 12:14 p.m.

This series has allowed federal, state, and local wildlife and managers to respond to claims, questions, and concerns, regarding wolf reintroduction and in so doing, separated fact from fiction, and reality from fables. We've examined the rationale behind reintroduction, claims regarding wolf taxonomy, and the factual effects of wolves on Yellowstone's ecology and game animals. This article will examine the factual effects of wolves on people.
Fact vs. fiction: The effect wolves have on Yellowstone's game animals, ecology

Fact vs. fiction: The effect wolves have on Yellowstone's game animals, ecology

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted April 3 - 1:15 p.m.

After 25 years of wolves in Yellowstone, we can answer lingering concerns regarding their influence on elk and moose populations, as well as answer whether wolves can truly be credited with changing rivers.
Yellowstone's wolves 25 years after reintroduction: Separating fact from fiction

Yellowstone's wolves 25 years after reintroduction: Separating fact from fiction

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted March 24 - 1:18 p.m.

Twenty-five years on, the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park is still a controversial topic. But it's now possible to separate fact from fiction and provide answers and clarity to lingering questions.
Why legendary Mount Timpanogos is Utah's 'Everest'

Why legendary Mount Timpanogos is Utah's 'Everest'

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 7:32 p.m.

As home to dozens of mountain ranges, Utah represents an extremely crowded field of high-elevation splendor, but Mount Timpanogos in Utah County rises above all other (some taller) peaks as Utah's Everest. Here are four reasons why.
Hiking to Cassidy Arch in Capitol Reef

Hiking to Cassidy Arch in Capitol Reef

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted May 3 - 12:15 p.m.

Capitol Reef National Park — A land of rugged beauty, rich history and legendary outlaws. Here's what you need to know before hiking the moderate trail to Cassidy Arch.