The Alaskan tundra wolf (Canis lupus tundrarum) is a subspecies of the gray wolf, Canis lupus, that resides along the Arctic coast in Alaska. Alaskan tundra wolves generally live in small packs consisting of parents and their young that have not yet found a mate. The alpha male leads the pack, followed in seniority by the alpha female, his mate. All adults participate in raising the puppies and all wolves participate in the hunt. Although the wolves tend to live in packs, some young animals break away and live alone. (From Wikipedia)
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ACL1978 (7491) 2014-03-07 7:12
Hello Eleu - I wonder how this wolf does in the very different climate of Arizona? A very clear and sharp image of this impressive animal, with nice portrait qualities. Thanks!
saxo042 (37580) 2014-03-07 7:48
A very sharp and detailed picture of this wolf and I guess that there was a fence between him and yourself. A very good pose and a well composed portrait.
annjackman (19937) 2014-03-07 8:02
These are amazing animals to get close to. The colouring of the wolf is well shown and the hair nice and sharp. I like the shallow DOF throwing the BG out of focus so that we can concentrate on this lovely animal.
Very well done - TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann
rychem (24072) 2014-03-07 8:33
I don't want to meet him in the nature, imposing and proud animal, excellent photo
Gigidusud (16299) 2014-03-07 9:45
Amazing portrait of this beautiful animal. I like it!
cornejo (32252) 2014-03-07 10:36
Hello Eleu, excellent photography of this beautiful specimen of wolf, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, nice color and light. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
lousat (77896) 2014-03-07 12:27
Hi Eleu,another perfect pic for treknature too..ehehe..how is nice this tundra wolf,a great capture with fine details and natural colors,it seems in pose for you like a movie star...eeeheh....Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-03-07 13:47
what a beautiful animal and so lovely captured with the trees in the background. Very good framing and well balanced composition. Proper focus on the animal and slightly blurred settings - well done!
daddo (24420) 2014-03-07 14:46
Hi Eleu. A majestic creature, a victim of folklore and deeply ingrained prejudices. In Slav cultures many surnames have the word wolf in it- Vuk, Vukic, even Trazivuk(Look for wolf).I have a theory that mankind's history with the wolf goes back millennia as the word for wolf is onomatopoetic in many languages- you can hear the wolf's cry in words such as vuuuuk, wooooolf, luuuupo. The sound became the word as our ancestors sat by the fire and listened to the wolves on the hunt. Regards. Klaudio.
fabbs99 (16495) 2014-03-07 21:40
Fascinating composition of the Tundra Wolf.Great POV and good composition.Excellent composition,good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.
siudzi (33973) 2014-03-07 23:08
Woowww! What a fantastic animal study! Truly unique and very well executed capture. Impressive one! Sharpness and DOF were done perfectly to build that stunning scene. TFS!
Have a nice weekend!
emka (80034) 2014-03-07 23:52
Jason had a close encounter with a buffalo, here you met a wolf. Where you going to your Grandma and met him in the forest? You were very close. weren't you afraid? Splendid animal and a tail like by fox. Beautiful picture.
Warm regrads MAlgo
krzychu30 (15498) 2014-03-08 9:29
it captures so well the beauty of the wolf,but also his wild and quite scary nature(excellently captured eyes!)
Impressive and beautiful!
Have a nice weekend
Silvio1953 (123689) 2014-03-08 11:50
Ciao Eleu, great portrait of superb wolf, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
photoray (12523) 2014-03-08 15:47
Fine candid of this majestic animal, up close and the penetrating eyes.
The wolf is perhaps the most misunderstood animal due to legends and propaganda lies by 'gun nuts' who kill them for fun and trophies. "Wolves kill cattle, sheep, pigs, and even small children".
Scientists know this is total bullshit, because wolves eat mice and rats, not large animals.
Yet the lies continue to be effective and the National Rifle Association and other self proclaimed hunters, are convincing many to permit their destruction.
Thanks for sharing,
nikkitta (14858) 2014-03-09 16:06
Such a cute capture of a wolf in Arizona??
Good in time capture, when it was looking at your eyes with his golden ones
Good to do focus in it and blurr the BG
Greetings, well done
Cricri (107360) 2014-03-10 10:40
Quelle magnifique animal, j'aime son regard fixe et doux vers toi, les couleurs de ces poils, la position comme s'il prenait la pose, excellent portrait de ce loup
jemaflor (85548) 2014-03-11 0:14
well captured, good sharpness on the wolf, interesting attitude and eyes, tfs.
adores (37679) 2014-04-05 5:18
It's a really nice portrait of a beautiful wolf, with very good focus! You were probably very close but you got a very good shot!