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Arctic Wolf  by Michael Cummings


Small (23.2" x 15.4")


Taken in Quebec, Canada

“Though the same species as a Gray Wolf, Arctic Wolves generally are smaller than the “Forest Gray Wolves” (Arctic Wolves are sometimes called “Tundra Wolves”), being about 0.9 to 1.8 m (35 to 71 in) long including the tail, with the head and body measuring between 1 to 1.5 m (39 to 59 in); males are larger than females and are more aggressive. Their shoulder heights vary from 0.63 to 0.79 m (25 to 31 in), shorter than other wolf subspecies of similar mass, their ears are smaller to trap body heat and their muzzles are much shorter.1 The males weigh between 34 to 46 kg (75 to 100 lb) and females between 36 to 38 kg (79 to 84 lb) but may fall in the 45 to 70 kg (99 to 150 lb) range. During the winter, the Arctic Wolf grows a second layer of fur for protection during the harsh conditions that may occur during the season. Arctic Wolves are smaller than other wolves and have long, thick white fur. Like other wolves, they have strong jaws with sharp teeth, including long canine teeth which tear flesh. Wolves have very good eyesight, acute hearing, and a keen sense of smell which help them hunt.” Wikipedia

Nikon D300
ISO 200
EV 0.00
Pattern Metering
No Flash
400 MM
Hand Held

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  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitover 3 years ago

    What a beautiful creature this is. You have captured his spirit and soul!! Fabulous Michael!!!

  • Thank you very much Deborah

    – Michael Cummings

  • John44
    John44over 3 years ago

    Spot on Mike..
    Excellent sharpness and golden expression of the Wolf

  • Thank you John :-))

    – Michael Cummings

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardover 3 years ago

    Fantastic shot, what a beautiful animal and lucky you seeing one!

  • Thank you :-)

    – Michael Cummings

    WOBBLYMOLover 3 years ago

    fantastic shot, lovely animal

  • Thank you Mol

    – Michael Cummings

  • Wayne Wood
    Wayne Woodover 3 years ago

    brilliant portrait my friend

  • Thank you very much Wayne

    – Michael Cummings

  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixover 3 years ago

    Super beautiful capture !!!

    Kind Regards,
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Thanks Erik

    – Michael Cummings

  • Daniel  Parent
    Daniel Parentover 3 years ago

    Nice image and texture

  • Thank you Dan :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 3 years ago

    magical !!!!

  • Thank you Angel

    – Michael Cummings

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 3 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thanks Rick

    – Michael Cummings

  • mikrin
    mikrinover 3 years ago

    What a beautiful animal!

    Awesome capture Michael!

  • Thank you Mikrin

    – Michael Cummings

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