Recently, photographer Bradley Boner set out to recreate these historic photos and create a photo time capsule.
“While Boner encountered obstacles — washed away locations and crumbled rocks — he was more surprised by what remained unchanged. It was those moments that moved him the most.
‘There were points where I would find individual rocks, like a bowling ball-sized rock, that was sitting in the same place,’ said Boner. ‘Those were the times where you almost feel like you’re looking at a museum or you’re staring through a window into the past.’
Boner’s images of these same places are a visual affirmation of the success of Congress’ declaration. Yellowstone can still connect visitors to nature’s vast sweep of time.”
It’s not often that a place remains unchanged for over 100 years. It’s truly a testament to the conservation national parks engage in, and the importance of their continuation.