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Arctic Wolf

Arctic Wolf
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Copyright: Varahram Hemmati (vhemmati) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 63] (407)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): BEST OF: Coyotes, Dingo's, & Wolves 1, Wolves & Coyotes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-06 1:32
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is an Arctic Wolf in its full winter glory. I captured this shot in the Omega Park located near Montebello, Quebec, Canada. I've been to this place a few times but this was my first visit in winter. The animals and birds can be spotted much easier in the winter time and they will get closer to humans. Here is more on Arctic Wolf from Wikipedia:

Canis lupus arctos), also called Polar Wolf or White Wolf, is a mammal of the Canidae family, and a subspecies of the Gray Wolf. It is often confused with the Tundra Wolf (Canis lupus albus), which can be found throughout northern Europe and Asia. Arctic Wolves inhabit the Canadian Arctic and the northern parts of Greenland.

Arctic Wolves generally are smaller than Gray Wolves, being about 90 to 150 cm (3 to 5 feet) long including the tail; males are larger than females. Arctic Wolves usually have small ears, which help the wolf maintain body heat. Some arctic wolves do not hunt in packs and just go solo so that the prey will not find out that they are being hunted. Arctic Wolves have achieved lifespans of over 17 years in captivity; however, in the wild, the average lifespan is only 7-8 years.

The Arctic Wolf is the only subspecies of the Gray Wolf that still can be found over the whole of its original range; largely because in their natural habitat they rarely encounter humans.

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Hi Varahram

Nice exposure management here. Good pose and details. A lovely expression you have captured here. :-)

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-03-06 2:47]

Hello Varahram,

What a wonderful close-up from these Arctic Wolf, we see excellent the snout and the eye, very well done! TFS.


Nice and clear where it matters... good eye detail and fur detail. Well worth a big smile

I photographed Artic Wolves myself in captivity...
You can actually see here he 's happy with his cold and snow and so forth...and I can compare:-)

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-03-06 11:34]

Hola Varahram.- Una bella posta de este hermoso "Lobo". Foto con mucha nitidez y exelente iluminacion. Esta especie de caninos los he admirado desde pequeño. Saludos Luis52.

Wow, the look in this animal's eyes! Very nice.


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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-03-06 15:59]

One of the most beautiful wild animals captured in a most beautiful composition. Thanks.

Salaam dear Varahram!

Nice to see you after a long time,! and tanks for your kind comments about my photos.
Very nice shot with a great composition. I like the pose of the animal in front of the camera.
I think about replace my "Sigma 80-400" with "Canon 100-400 L". Whats your Idea? Can you help me, please?

Tanks for every thing!

Wow.. good exposure management! Very very nice details and color.. love the whites.. (or off-whites).
And i love the tight crop!


Great shot and composition. I really like the way the body is framing the head and the various shades of whites and creams. You have controlled the exposure really well.


Hi again Varahram ,
very nice shot with great mood.
excelent details and great sharpness.
great work.
thanks my friend

Hello Varahram,
I don't know if you speak French but I won't take the chance :) I often heard about this park but I have never been there so far. It seems to be very interesting. I would love to see this impressive specie that you captured very nicely. I like this composition, close crop, details and exposure. This is very well done! Thanks,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-09 21:42]

Hello varahram

A beautiful shot of this arctic wolf.I like the position in the frame.Very sharp details.Very good POV and DOF.TFS


Hi, Varahram.
Nice shot with very good exposure and details. Sharp.

Hi Varahram,
I Like the wat you filled the frame with the wolf, you also acheived nice expore result that show this beautiful wolf very nicely. Well done. :)

Stunning picture. I would expect to see this on the cover of National Geographic! Great detail in the fur and the eye. Just breath-taking!

Beautiful photo of a beautiful creature.
Thanks for sharing this with us.



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