Arctic Wolf by Michael Cummings

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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
1/800
F4.0
ISO 200
EV 0.00
Pattern Metering
No Flash
200 MM
Hand Held

Comments

  • Josef Pittner
    Josef Pittnerabout 4 years ago

    Nice shot Michael. My wife and I were there about 2 weeks ago. We’re planning on going back again in 2 weeks. The eyes on this Arctic wolf are just stunning.

  • Thanks Josef, I think Tracey and I will also be going in about 2 weeks

    – Michael Cummings

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture Michael…..wow those eyes look amazing !!

  • Thank you Sean :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous image

  • Thank you Martina

    – Michael Cummings

  • klikker
    klikkerabout 4 years ago

    A W E S O M E Michael. Nick:))

  • Thanks again Nick

    – Michael Cummings

  • Jan Cartwright
    Jan Cartwrightabout 4 years ago

    Such soulful eyes – beautiful shot!

  • Thank you Jan :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • dougie1page2
    dougie1page2about 4 years ago

    beautiful!

  • Thanks Dougie

    – Michael Cummings

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture Michael.

  • Thank you Gabrielle

    – Michael Cummings

  • Brenda Boisvert
    Brenda Boisvertabout 4 years ago

    A beautiful image of this magnificent animal!!!

  • Thank you Brenda

    – Michael Cummings

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 4 years ago

    Great portrait my friend.Well done and sharp…Tom

  • Thanks very much Tom

    – Michael Cummings

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellabout 4 years ago

    gorgeous, Michael!!!!

  • Thank you Catherine

    – Michael Cummings

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