Life is tough - I bought a new 600 v2 friday and headed for Jasper National Park (just north of Banff) - but the wolves came in too close to test my new 600. A very lucky day.
The following were my best shots. I was driving down a gravel road looking for some interesting animals for the new lens test and a ranger came around the corner and asked me to be careful not to run over the wolf around the corner. So I drove around the corner and the wolf came out of the bush and then sat down in the snow to look me over as I looked him over. After about 5 minutes he wandered off with his mate.
I drove away hoping they would come back out and turned around in about 10 minutes and drove back up the road, and there was the whole pack walking down the road toward me. So I got out to shot with my 7d/600 until the wolf was too big for the frame, and then go nervous to look up to see if the rest were about to eat me. Whereupon he headed into the bush too.
Here are some of my best shots of a fantastic experience.
1 of 6 The alpha male - staring me down
Canon EOS 5D Mark III EF600mm f/4L IS II USM lens 600mm f/8.0 1/320s 640 ISO 0.0 EV
2 of 6 The alpha male - waiting for the other wolves to circle me :)
Canon EOS 5D Mark III EF600mm f/4L IS II USM lens 600mm f/9.0 1/320s 800 ISO 0.0 EV
3 of 6 The alpha female - seeing what the alpha male was up to
Canon EOS 5D Mark III EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens 400mm f/9.0 1/320s 400 ISO 0.0 EV
4 of 6 Another Wolf
Canon EOS 5D Mark III EF600mm f/4L IS II USM lens 600mm f/9.0 1/320s 640 ISO 0.0 EV