One of my favorite animals to photograph are wolves, and one of the most well-known wolf packs in North America is probably the Lamar Valley wolf pack. In 2015 I was lucky on my trip to Yellowstone National Park, having the opportunity to see the at least some members of the wolf pack every day while I was there.
This particular wolf somehow got separated from the rest of the pack, and was howling every few minutes to try to determine where the rest of the pack was. We saw him later that day re-united with the rest of the pack.
Wolves howl for many different reasons, including to warn of predators, bring the pack together, when they have made a kill, or to find the rest of the pack. The howl of a wolf can last one to ten seconds, and on relatively flat terrain can be heard almost over 15km away.
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Taken: December 27, 2015
Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x III Ext
Focal Length: 700mm