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May 6, 2008
Grey Wolf of Yellowstone by =Iamidaho Comment by =Fantasy-Dreamer-489 "I love photographs of wolves when the wolf looks right at the camera, so you may gaze into their citrine eyes. Looking through a wolf's eyes, you can see many different strengths, including power, bravery, and wisdom. They always seem to radiate a beautiful aura, one of sadness from their plight, as well as understanding. What puzzles me is how people mistake these gifts for cruel beasts. When a wolf runs with unrivaled grace, and stops to look into your eyes, then you will understand. This incredible, clear shot captures Canis Lupus in all of its glory, as well as tragedy."
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Grey Wolf of Yellowstone



It took 3 nearly sleepless days camping in the front seat of my car, around 200 dollars in food, gas and caffeine, below freezing morning temperatures and an incredible amount of luck to capture this.

This is a photo of A Yellowstone Grey Wolf Canis Lupus often referred to as a Timber Wolf. He is the largest breed of wolf still in existence.

This particular wolf is the Alpha Male of the Mollie pack. At the time of the photo the Mollie pack was the strongest pack within the park. They are known to frequently take down bison a very formidable opponent for even a well organized wolf pack.

This would be one of the most incredible ten minutes of my life to see this animal in the wild open valley and hear it howl with the rest of its pack. I can not explain what happened or changed but something is now forever different within me.

Wolves face a uncertain future here in the region, State governments along with certain interest groups are more than eager to eliminate the animal again, It is going to take political support and commitment by those who love the animal to keep it here in the west. [link]
Image details
Image size
3888x2592px 8.17 MB
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shutter Speed
1/790 second
Focal Length
400 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Nov 4, 2007, 8:39:02 AM
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TeslatheDog's avatar
Yeah, those humans want the wolves gone just because they are wolves! A good example of bigotry.