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The gray wolf or grey wolf (Canis lupus), often known simply as the wolf, is the largest wild member of the Canidae family. It is an ice age survivor originating during the Late Pleistocene around 300,000 years ago.3 DNA sequencing and genetic drift studies reaffirm that the gray wolf shares a common ancestry with the domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris). Although certain aspects of this conclusion have been questioned, the main body of evidence confirms it. A number of other gray wolf subspecies have been identified, though the actual number of subspecies is still open to discussion. Gray wolves are typically apex predators in the ecosystems they occupy.
Source: Wikipedia

Photo taken in Omega Park, Quebec with a Canon EOS 40D, a 70-200mm lens and a 1.4t.c.

Image slightly cropped and treated in AP.


            


Tags

mammals, timberwolf, gray wolf

Comments

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 4 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thanks Rick. They are a joy to observe.

    Francine

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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 4 years ago

    Great capture. What a wonderful stretch.

  • This one must have had a rough night… he was forever stretching over and over again. lol ;-) Many thanks Bunny.

    – DigitallyStill

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 4 years ago

    I sure wish I could see these guys Francine, they are just gorgeous and to be admired! Great capture and a fave~☼

  • ;-) Admired is right, I spent 2 hours with these guys just observing their behaviour. Talk about a tight knit family, just incredible. Thanks for adding it to your favs and for your lovely comments Kimberly.

    Francine
    DigitallyStill

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  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallover 4 years ago

    love this shot one of my fav animals

  • Rates right up there with my fav animals as well Trish. They sure are gorgeous. Thanks for your lovely comment.

    Francine
    DigitallyStill

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  • Barbara Burkhardt
    Barbara Burkhardtover 4 years ago

    Great image

  • Thanks Barbara. I appreciate it.

    Francine

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  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsover 4 years ago

    Excellent shot Francine

  • Thanks Michael. They sure are a joy to observe and photograph.

    Francine

    – DigitallyStill

  • KatsEye
    KatsEyeover 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture. I love wolves.

  • I feel the same KatsEye. And thank you for your lovely comment!

    Francine
    DigitallyStill

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  • EagleHunter
    EagleHunterover 4 years ago

    Awesome capture.

  • ;-) Many thanks EagleHunter.

    Francine

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  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartover 4 years ago

    Wonderful close up of this Grey Wolf stretching! : )

  • What a joy these guys are to observe and photograph. They are so “puppy like” / close knit. Thanks for your lovely comments Sandy.

    Francine
    DigitallyStill

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  • akaurora
    akauroraover 4 years ago

    Great close up capture!! Take Care ~ Rick & Deb ~ ☺

  • Thank you so very much. I truly appreciate it Rick & Deb.

    Francine
    DigitallyStill

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