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pliukait
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p.2 #1 · Wolves - On Kootenay Highway


Scott, the wolves certainly have found you this winter, you had a session with them in December as well.

Well done!

.....Pete



Apr 15, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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p.2 #2 · Wolves - On Kootenay Highway


A very nice set, and it must have been a wonderful encounter. All are nice Scott, but the closer shots get my vote ~ Ron


Apr 15, 2013 at 11:07 AM
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p.2 #3 · Wolves - On Kootenay Highway


pretty healthy looking pack
great shots, Scott, and thanks for the backstory
love the "arrangement" in your fifth image.
All have beautiful color and detail.

Scott



Apr 15, 2013 at 11:24 AM
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p.2 #4 · Wolves - On Kootenay Highway


Outstanding series. As spectacular as the Northern Lights can be it can't match a wild wolf encounter like that. Not many people can say they have been that close to a wild wolf.


Apr 15, 2013 at 12:06 PM
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p.2 #5 · Wolves - On Kootenay Highway


Killer set Scott. #2 and the last grouping are super.


Apr 15, 2013 at 12:34 PM
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p.2 #6 · Wolves - On Kootenay Highway


Wonderful photos Scott. Circling around you and howling must be intimidating even in the safety of an automobile. You were almost breakfast.
We had good reports from my astronomy club gang of aurora sightings down in virginia mid last week but there was no activity here saturday night. I made my last attempts of the rose nebula for the season.



Apr 15, 2013 at 12:58 PM
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p.2 #7 · Wolves - On Kootenay Highway


Fantastic set ! Wow, while wonderful, it must have been a rather scary experience.

Birdie



Apr 15, 2013 at 01:10 PM
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p.2 #8 · Wolves - On Kootenay Highway


Why scary? Probably because we put fear to what we don't know.
Try and find a corraberated case of a wolf attacking a human.
Your wolf was probably just curious .http://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/post/ketchum-couples-experience-living-wolves-revealed-new-book



Apr 15, 2013 at 01:21 PM
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p.2 #9 · Wolves - On Kootenay Highway


Outstanding images!

Not sure I can name a favorite.

If you need an escort, I'll go out with you anytime for an opportunity like this. I get a week on the north tier of Yellowstone once a year and an image at 200-300 yards is considered a good day there.

These are simply fantastic.

Gene



Apr 15, 2013 at 04:16 PM
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Hawtdamn! Awesome series...WOW


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p.2 #11 · Wolves - On Kootenay Highway


Scott- these are fascinating photographs!
As terrific as the images are, the experience must have been even better. I sure envy you that.
And thanks for giving the backstory- it supplements the pics perfectly (or is it the other way 'round? )
So there I was, scrolling down and marveling at the images... and then the big male is looking at you and licking its chops. ZOWIE!
But wait. It looks like his eyes are NOT looking at your eyes (the lens)- but are focused a couple feet down. Your tripod?
Charlie



Apr 15, 2013 at 05:37 PM
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p.2 #12 · Wolves - On Kootenay Highway


Superb job.

Mike



Apr 15, 2013 at 05:40 PM
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p.2 #13 · Wolves - On Kootenay Highway


These are simply awesome! Great detail and eye contact in some of these - particularly 2, 3 and 9 through 12.

A howling good set!

Paul.



Apr 15, 2013 at 05:51 PM
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codroy: It was a fantastic morning. Glad you like 3 and the story. Much appreciated. Scott

tfoltz: Glad you like them. It was just 20' short of a real encounter but much fun just the same. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. Scott


randysc: Glad you like 5,7,11. They were great models. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. Scott


ashley138: Glad you like them. I left the tripod leg in just to show how close he got. I have enough good ones (unposted) that I don't need to clone. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. Scott


nwadventurer7: Glad you like them. The howling was one of the best moments. I turned on my video on my 7d to get the howling. I need to check it this evening. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. Scott


kmunroe: Glad you like them. The wolf got to about 30' before I got in the truck and then I shot out the open window from about 5' on one occassion. He was close. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. Scott


MS PHOTO: Glad you like 11. He was telling me that I was tasty looking. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. Scott
rick2906: Yup - and I was the prospective dinner. Glad you like them. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. Scott



Apr 15, 2013 at 07:31 PM
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p.2 #15 · Wolves - On Kootenay Highway


2, 3 and 4 are super Scott

Morris



Apr 15, 2013 at 09:53 PM
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p.2 #16 · Wolves - On Kootenay Highway


And I had to stay home, just as well because I'd have wanted to use the 7D anyways. nice capture.
Dan



Apr 15, 2013 at 09:55 PM
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p.2 #17 · Wolves - On Kootenay Highway


WOW! What a terrific set and story! Thanks for sharing!

Greg



Apr 15, 2013 at 10:08 PM
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p.2 #18 · Wolves - On Kootenay Highway


pliukait: I am 2 times lucky within 6 months. If you go out every weekend loaded (lens) for wolves eventually you find them. Glad you like the wolves. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. Scott


surfnron: There is no feeling like taking pictures of wolves with a 70-200 on a full frame camera. It was fun. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. Scott


sbeme: Nice to hear from you. The pack was very healthy. This is the end of the best time of the year for them. The prey is tired and hungry and still needs to be on its toes. Glad you like them. It was hard to arrange them for the photoshoot. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. Scott


UgashikBob: And for me this is the 2nd time in 6 months. In November I had a pack go around me after some outstanding opportunity. Its time to retire and pursue cougars. It was a great day. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. Scott



Apr 15, 2013 at 10:53 PM
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p.2 #19 · Wolves - On Kootenay Highway


Congrats on a very cool encounter Scott. It's great to see them in packs and you captured some wonderful shots as they were separated too.

Very well done, really enjoyed seeing the whole set.

Kirk



Apr 15, 2013 at 10:55 PM
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p.2 #20 · Wolves - On Kootenay Highway


KCollett: Glad you like my model wolves. I had them sign a waiver. Glad you like the grouping. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. Scott


dgdg: The howling happened after the wolf moved away - it was a great moment. I tried to record it on my 7d video. It was amazing. I bought a 700mm refractor with tracking legs and I am looking forward to a bit of warm weather here for night photography. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. Scott


birdied: It was intimidating. The wolf stopped, looked at me closed in 20', then stopped, I took some more, then he did it again, then a repeat until he was about 30'. I then decided it was getting to dangerous but I did not want to leave my 11,000$ lens on the tripod so I took it off and got in the car slowing while keeping eye contact. And then he was right there. I opened the window with my 70-200/5diii and even then I though - can he jump through the open window. Fortunately all went well and he just posed for the pictures. A moment to remember. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. Scott


rodmcwha: Although you are probably right, some tourists have taken to feeding wolves along this highway, and this one was not afraid of me. It is much different in fact than in theory when a 150lb wolf is approaching you, with another 7 or so around you in the bush. All said, I suspect it was the tripod that looks like antlers that caused him to be curious. Which still did not add comfort. It would be cold comfort to know that he was just eating me because he thought I was a moose. Thanks for the link and comments. Much appreciated. Scott



Apr 15, 2013 at 11:05 PM
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