Go deeper into the history of each park with scholarly articles and essays from Oxford University Press, freely available for the centennial year.
[Werner] Herzog’s widely hailed work about the naturalist Timothy Treadwell who devoted his attention to protecting bears on the Katmai Peninsula in Alaska. Many people were critical of Treadwell’s efforts. He captured much of his work on film, and that footage serves as the basis of Herzog’s documentary; a bear ate Treadwell, and Herzog produced the film posthumously. Grizzly Man is a consideration of Treadwell’s relationship to nature as well as the charismatic naturalist’s point of view as somewhat of an amateur filmmaker.