Winter Wolf

Winter Wolf

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Alaska
Canon 7D w/ Canon 100-400mm lens @ 370mm
1/250 sec @ f5.6 iso 500
*captive subject
© G. Runco / Teklanika Photography 2017

Deshka

Deshka

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Alaska
Canon 7D
Canon 100-400mm lens @ 320mm
1/320 sec @ f5
iso 500
*captive subject
© G. Runco / Teklanika Photography 2016

“Traveller”

© Teklanika Photography 2014
© Teklanika Photography 2014

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)
Denali National Park, Alaska
Canon 7D
Canon 100-400mm lens @ 400mm
1/320 sec @ f5.6
iso 500
© Teklanika Photography 2014

Wandering Wolf Now Too Famous to be Shot?

Courtesy of MSNBC

A young wolf from Oregon has become a media celebrity while looking for love, tracing a zigzag path that has carried him hundreds of miles nearly to California, while his alpha male sire and a sibling that stayed home near the Idaho border are under a death warrant for killing cattle.

Backcountry lodge owner Liz Parrish thinks she locked eyes with the wolf called OR-7 on the edge of the meadow in front of her Crystalwood Lodge, on the western shore of Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon, and hopes someday she will hear his howls coming out of the tall timber.

“I was stunned — it was such a huge animal,” said Parrish, who has seen her share of wolves while racing dog sleds in Alaska and Minnesota. “He just stopped and stared. I stopped and stared. We had a stare-down that seemed like a long time, but was probably just a few seconds.

“He just evaporated into the trees. I stayed there awhile, hoping he might come back. He didn’t.”

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