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Sounds good, ey? Fortunately, all of the above was not necessary to take these images. I did not have to spent three weeks out there in a tent, and I did have a good cup of coffee on the morning of the photo shoot...:-)
And yes, these are real wolves, and yes again, they are running free.
Thanks to the Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre, all I had to do to take these photos was to book a photo walk with them. And have some luck with the weather, as we had a fabulous winter day for the shoot.
Shelley and Casey of the Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre do an amazing job education people about the nature of the wolf. It is hard, even in our seemingly sophisticated society, to break the old myth of the wolf as a heartless killing machine. Thanks to the Brothers Grimm, wolves still are feared.
Wolves also compete for the same prey as modern day hunters, which is almost more detrimental to their future than the century old fear of people.
The Centre is educating young and old about wolves and their place in a healthy eco-system by bringing the wolf close to the people.
And by giving people the opportunity to even walk with theses amazing animals they manage to raise the desperately needed awareness about the future of the wolf.
Ever since my first walk, I feel like an ambassador for the wolves and I bet many who did the walk, too, feel the same.
Not to mention the fun of being out in nature, with wolves, and a camera, or two...;-)
The wolves that accompanied us on this winter walk were Flora (last six images) and Scrappy Dave (first six images).
But wolves are in peril! If you like wolves and the images here, I urge you to scroll down to the March Conservation Tips and give your vote to help save the wolves from getting scratched from the endangered species list.