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This Grey Wolf was extremely focused on me when I stumbled upon it one morning in the Alberta Rocky Mountains. I wasn’t aware of it at the time, but apparently there were members of a wolf pack in from this area that was getting access to human food (I’m not sure whether this wolf was part of that pack or a lone wolf). This could have been the reason why this wolf was so focused on me, as it could have determined that humans provide food, and therefore was focused on getting food from me…which it did not get.

 

Intelligent mammals, such as Grey Wolves, can learn very quickly ways to get food, and if humans feed them it can spell the demise for them, because they will quickly become conditioned to link humans with food. Several members of the pack in this area had to be killed by parks because they continued to approach humans for food.

 

I think we all need to do our part to ensure wildlife remains wild, by giving them space, and NEVER giving them food.

 

If you are interested in purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: May 22, 2016

Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 400mm
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 3200
Exposure: 1/320

About this Image

This Grey Wolf was extremely focused on me when I stumbled upon it one morning in the Alberta Rocky Mountains. I wasn’t aware of it at the time, but apparently there were members of a wolf pack in from this area that was getting access to human food (I’m not sure whether this wolf was part of that pack or a lone wolf). This could have been the reason why this wolf was so focused on me, as it could have determined that humans provide food, and therefore was focused on getting food from me…which it did not get.

 

Intelligent mammals, such as Grey Wolves, can learn very quickly ways to get food, and if humans feed them it can spell the demise for them, because they will quickly become conditioned to link humans with food. Several members of the pack in this area had to be killed by parks because they continued to approach humans for food.

 

I think we all need to do our part to ensure wildlife remains wild, by giving them space, and NEVER giving them food.

 

If you are interested in purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: May 22, 2016

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 400mm
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 3200
Exposure: 1/320