A Mexican for Wolf
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|I dedicate this picture of the Mexican Gray Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi)to Wolf who always amazes me with|
his pictures of wolves.
Until recent times, the Mexican Wolf ranged the Sonora and Chihuahua Deserts from central Mexico to western Texas, southern New Mexico, and central Arizona. By the turn of the 20th century, reduction of natural prey like deer and elk caused many wolves to begin attacking domestic livestock, which led to intensive efforts by government agencies and individuals to eradicate the Mexican Wolf. Hunters also hunted down the wolf because it killed deer. Trappers and private trappers have also helped in the eradication of the Mexican Wolf. (Note that recent studies completed by genetics experts show evidence of Mexican wolves ranging as far north as Colorado).
These efforts were very successful, and by the 1950s, the Mexican Gray Wolf had been eliminated from the wild. In 1976, the Mexican Gray Wolf was declared an endangered subspecies and has remained so ever since. Today, an estimated 300 Mexican Wolves survive in 49 facilities at the United States and Mexico.
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- [2009-01-27 22:49]
uma interrante imagem, como o animal "takes a rest" mas com a atenção necessária ligada. Um bom momento capturaste aqui.
Superb shot, my dear brother!
Very well timed shot of this majestic animal!
- [2009-01-28 17:51]
Parece estar triste o cansado este Lobo Mexicano, Has logrado una muy bella foto, y la nota escrita es muy buena
I have been away from the site for a couple of days.
Thank you for this beautiful dedication I am honoured.
It is too bad that these wolves suffered the persecution they did.
All to often this is the story of wolves across the world.
A lovely capture of this rare sub species of the Grey wolf.
Thanks for posting and for raising awareness in their plight.
an lovely photography of the Mexican Gray Wolf,
shot with a fine POV, DOF and framing, fine focus
on his beautiful head with excellent sharpness and details, TFS