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Going Grey

I think this Male wolf was the very first wolf that I had seen, and luckily – photographed, in the wild.  It was taken way back in 2012 in Banff National Park, and we just happened upon him (along with another wolf) by luck.  Since then I have been fortunate enough to see and photograph wolves several more times, though not nearly as often as I would like.  But this first encounter still sticks with me, and still holds a special place.

 

I like the coloration of this wolf, with the mixture of black, whites and greys, and I think the caption of this image “Going Grey” suits it well.

 

Unfortunately, without some protection I think the chances of continuing to see wolves in Banff National Park and dwindling, in the last year alone, several members of the wolf pack in this area have been killed by cars, or by human intervention after they became too conditioned to humans, and starting attributing humans to food source.  Sometimes these animals are too smart for their own good (and humans too stupid).

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: May 6, 2012
Location: Banff National Park, Alberta

Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS
Focal Length: 300mm
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 320
Exposure: 1/5000

About this Image

I think this Male wolf was the very first wolf that I had seen, and luckily – photographed, in the wild.  It was taken way back in 2012 in Banff National Park, and we just happened upon him (along with another wolf) by luck.  Since then I have been fortunate enough to see and photograph wolves several more times, though not nearly as often as I would like.  But this first encounter still sticks with me, and still holds a special place.

 

I like the coloration of this wolf, with the mixture of black, whites and greys, and I think the caption of this image “Going Grey” suits it well.

 

Unfortunately, without some protection I think the chances of continuing to see wolves in Banff National Park and dwindling, in the last year alone, several members of the wolf pack in this area have been killed by cars, or by human intervention after they became too conditioned to humans, and starting attributing humans to food source.  Sometimes these animals are too smart for their own good (and humans too stupid).

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: May 6, 2012
Location: Banff National Park, Alberta

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS
Focal Length: 300mm
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 320
Exposure: 1/5000