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Why Yellowstone Can be a Magnet for Deadly Misadventures

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Every year, people are injured or killed at Yellowstone with distressing regularity: from the two women who tried to take a selfie with an elk, to victims of bear attacks, to people falling into the thermal pools.

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When you soar above Yellowstone, it's easy to see why it became the world's first national park in 1872. It's a place of staggering beauty and fragile creatures, of stunning granite peaks that pierce the sky and colorful springs that may hold secrets about the origins of life. This aerial voyage takes you over high elevation lakes, snaking canyons, sputtering hot geysers, and snow-covered landscapes. Explore Yellowstone's history of Native Americans, European explorers, and 10 million years of tectonic upheaval.

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