Photo exhibit shows Yellowstone changes over 140 years

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Posted: May 23, 2016 1:39 AM

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — An upcoming exhibit at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole will show how Yellowstone National Park has changed over more than 140 years.

Yellowstone became the world's first national park in 1872. The year before that, photographer William Henry Jackson took part in an expedition to explore and document the region.

Photographer Brad Boner recently visited dozens of sites photographed by Jackson. Boner painstakingly replicated in color more than 100 of Jackson's black-and-white photographs.

The project took Boner to popular places as well as some accessible only by canoe or long hikes. His images show that Yellowstone has remained mostly unchanged with some exceptions, such as rock pinnacles that have collapsed.

Boner says he's reassured that Yellowstone can remain protected for years to come.