Back in March a group of us attended a workshop called Dancing with Wolves put on by my friend Ken Pugh. These wolves are habituated and were born in captivity but they are not pets. They wolf rescue has seven wolves right now and we had the chance to be out with two of them. Flora is a nine year old and is the lightest in colour and Uno is about 2 years old, possibly less. They had a grand time sniffing all around but came back when the alpha female (human) shook the Kibble can.
Having wolves that are used to humans makes focusing your camera much easier. Great models.
Picture are fantastic, could have fooled me to think they are wild beasts. Their eyes say so.
I had once a chance to take a shot of wild one but it was from the second storey window. And my hand shook nevertheless. Exciting animals, and so huge.
I love them all, The looks as if they were taken in the wild as if you come upon them in their own natural habitat...:) You could have fooled me, cause they look as natural. I would believe if you say that you were hiking in some wilderness and spotted them. Your posing with one gives it away, haha, or perfect they pose for some food, like a live chicken or something...like that. Hehe.
What amazing images!! My favorites are #'s 3 & 4!! In # 3 the pair are perfectly framed and looking right at you. The detail in all are impeccable. You look like you're having such fun! I would love to go to one of these workshops but when I googled Ken Pugh & Dancing with wolves I only got wedding photography! HLJ, Pat
Dyerco (2018/06/20 05:16:41): You can find Ken on Facebook under Dances with Wolves. He does do some wedding photography but I believe he is only doing 3 this year.
Beautiful animals and a very nice series about your adventure. All of them are well presented but probably I like your main image best with both of them hiding behind the bush. We once met a guy and his son in the Bay area meanwhile quite a while ago. He was a private pilot and invited us to stay in his home in Santa Rosa and go flying with him. When we arrived there we found out that the family owned a wolf as their "house pet". Like in your image, the wolf was mostly hiding, in the Santa Rosa "case" behind the sofa watching us. I did not feel comfortable to be honest :-) They couldn't go to the vet of course, they would have run into problems to have a semi-wild animal in a normal neighborhood. Great family but the wolf part was a little odd for my taste - hehe.
This is a great series of wolfs. You were lucky to be able to photograph them. They look like wild ones in your photos although they are habituated and used to humans in that wolf rescue. My favourites are the main one and #3.