Filmmakers Ruining Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone

May 17, 2016

Udi Tirosh

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Filmmakers Ruining Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone

May 17, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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It seems that these kinds of reports are getting all too common. And this makes me sadBuckrail reports that On Saturday afternoon, four men ran out onto the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park. Since one of the folks had a glidecam in hand, I can only assume that he was a videographer. The person who shot the videos and photos of the incident wishes to remain anonymous, but was caring enough to share the videos.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I am all for getting the shot even if the price to pay is high, but this is not the case of paying a high price for a shot, this is more like everyone else will pay the price for my shot. Here is why:

https://youtu.be/wwZVr0VQvrU

The Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is the largest hot spring in the United States. It is fragile and one of a kind. This is why stepping outside of the boardwalk is illegal and clearly marked with signs.

Yellowstoneinsider notes that the photos were linked to High On Life SundayFundayz. The photos may have been deleted after the outrage following the “walking stunt”. But several facebook users like Shawn Nelson and Jessica May Lords managed to grab some took some screen shots of the photos of the page:

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These photos have now gone viral, and High On Life’s page has become the target for countless raging comments calling for punishment and cutting endorsements the group has with Red Bull, Bud Light and other high profile brands.

This comment from Tina Ravyn Newman is pretty indicative of the mood over at the fun page:

Contact all their past and present partnerships/sponsors ( http://sundayfundayz.com/partnerships/ ) and contact the High On Life company ( http://highonlife.ca/pages/contact?contact_posted=true#contact_form ) and let them know what these Canadian Jackasses have done, and ask them to terminate all relationships with them

[via Buckrail | thanks for the heads up Mark]

P.S. this is almost as bad as flying a drone into the middle of the lake. Yea, really!

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25 responses to “Filmmakers Ruining Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone”

  1. Goot Avatar
    Goot

    another day another moron… and you give them publicity.

  2. TByte Avatar
    TByte

    Prosecute.

  3. The Doctor Avatar
    The Doctor

    Welcome to Trump’s America.

    1. BeCool Avatar
      BeCool

      It’s not a political issue, it’s a common sense issue, douche bag. Stop deflecting idiotioc behavior by morons defacing nature!

    2. Sean Avatar
      Sean

      Go away troll breath. Christ. More like Obama’s America where no one takes responsibility for their actions or cares.

  4. Raphael Bruckner Avatar
    Raphael Bruckner

    It would have been nice if these “15 minutes of Fame Twats” would have gotten cook

  5. Kim Morris Avatar
    Kim Morris

    Were the guilty deported?

  6. Lorna Taylor Avatar
    Lorna Taylor

    It said four men, these are not men ,these are children. Men would know better and be more responsible for their actions. These yolkals , are just good times boys with out a thought in their heads about the consequences of their actions.

  7. Lorna Taylor Avatar
    Lorna Taylor

    It said four men, these are not men ,these are children. Men would know better and be more responsible for their actions. These yolkals , are just good times boys with out a thought in their heads about the consequences of their actions.

  8. Nina Downing Cazille Avatar
    Nina Downing Cazille

    They are larger than life douche canoes! This makes me irrationally irate. Having been there and seeing this first hand I know the last thing that crossed my mind was to potentially destroy it. Lorna, your response is much more mature and I commend you, this b.s. tho just really pisses me off. Like the trees in our local parks with gorgeous big limbs laying on the ground with signs that stay off and there’s always one photog there with a whole family piled on it. It’s not ours to destroy!

    1. MJF Images Avatar
      MJF Images

      Douche canoes, haha, that’s a new one for me.

  9. Karen Danks Avatar
    Karen Danks

    People like this are ruining it for everyone! Also what if they got hurt? That water is boiling correct? Morons.

  10. Cesar Sales Avatar
    Cesar Sales

    LOL They took down their partnerships page.

    1. Donovan Avatar
      Donovan

      Yep, but once it goes up, it almost *never* comes down:

      http://web.archive.org/web/20151019033128/http://sundayfundayz.com/partnerships/ (note: this archive is from last October)

      1. Timber Avatar
        Timber

        Still cached on google as well..

  11. Isaac Madsen Avatar
    Isaac Madsen

    Hopefully they fall in next time.

  12. Angie Dutton Avatar
    Angie Dutton

    They’re offering a $5,000 donation to Yellowstone to make up for their wrongdoing. I think it should be $50,000! Apparently they are going to face Federal charges and I hope they are severe. They’ve proved they deserve it by deliberately ignoring the park rules. http://trib.com/lifestyles/recreation/men-face-federal-charges-for-walking-onto-yellowstone-hot-spring/article_944f3a6e-afeb-59b2-879d-5424d96cebd2.html

    1. ThatsWhatWasSaid Avatar
      ThatsWhatWasSaid

      This should be the major news story here. Showing people the consequences and fines instead of just, “Hey look what these jerks did”.

    2. anthony parrotta Avatar
      anthony parrotta

      its actually up to a 250,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison for destroying government property

  13. Morgan Sheridan Avatar
    Morgan Sheridan

    They’re only sorry because they got caught. Otherwise they would’ve kept bragging like they started off doing!

  14. Timber Avatar
    Timber

    what a jerk. You think rules don’t apply to you. I would never buy from you. #Yellowstone

  15. Art Ballard Avatar
    Art Ballard

    just boycott the clothing co they rep- High On Life. Douchbags

  16. Roy Avatar
    Roy

    Wow that is so beautiful , allow me to damage it for my selfish purposes.Dicks!

  17. M.A.Rue Avatar
    M.A.Rue

    This comes as no surprise. Today’s young people were brought up not to RESPECT anything or anybody. It’s all about me me me. How sad.

  18. MJF Images Avatar
    MJF Images

    While I agree they should face the music (which is most likely a fine and that’s all), I don’t think they really ruined anything. It is a fragile feature but not that fragile. Now if we stomped all over it all the time we’d ruin it. But a single incident, not going to do any lasting damage I’m sure. That said, they’re clueless fools.