A group of Canadian adventure movie producers apologized after a video of them breaking Yellowstone Park policy surfaced, according to a report by the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.
The four producers with the Canadian company, High on Life, Alexey Lyakh, Ryker Gamble, Justis Cooper and Parker Heuser, were caught on video walking off designated trails near the Grand Prismatic Spring, a geothermal feature with signage disclosing the hazards of walking off-trail.
“In an attempt to get the perfect shot, we acted in a way that doesn’t reflect our respect for the environment we were trying to capture,” the crew said. “It was the wrong decision to make.”
Their own video, which was posted on YouTube on May 16 but taken down, showed moments that appeared to be the crew off-trail, according to the Chronicle report. A tourist took video of the crew walking off-trail and showed it to park officials.
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This season Yellowstone Park officials have had to issue more than one educational reminder to visitors on safety. A pair of tourists were cited for putting a bison calf in their vehicle because they were worried it was cold. (The calf was later rejected from its herd and euthanized.) Another tourist was caught on video attempting to pet a bison in the park.