The day after Christmas 2010 I spent the better part of six hours sitting in the cold at the Brookfield Zoo attempting to get some nice shots of the new pack of eight Mexican Wolves.

The Brookfield Zoo is part of over 40 facilities participating in a reintroduction program for the most endangered North American wolf, the Mexican Wolf.

The Mexican Wolf is a subspecies of the Grey Wolf and America’s smallest wolf. According to Defenders of Wildlife there are about 50 wolves in the wild as of 2008.

The eight at Brookfield consist of 5 females and 3 males. The females are in heat and due to all the wolves being related, they have been separated.

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Scott is a self taught photographer that loves to share the moments in time he captures with his camera. Having a preference for wildlife and nature, Scott keeps his work diverse by photographing a variety of subjects.

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  • Carla Maloco
    Carla Malocoover 3 years ago

    Super candid shot.

  • Thank you. It has been a long time. Very nice to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by.

    – Scott Denny

  • Kimberly Palmer
    Kimberly Palmerover 3 years ago


  • Thank you very much.

    – Scott Denny

    HELUAover 3 years ago

    Tender and loving! Nice one!!

  • Thank you for such nice kind words.

    – Scott Denny

  • Kasey Cline
    Kasey Clineover 3 years ago

    WOW Scott this is an incredible shot. They look pretty content don’t they! Very well done my friend!

  • Wow…it has been a coons age…how in the blazes are ya??

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Very nice to hear from you.

    – Scott Denny

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 3 years ago

    Wow!! Superb!!

  • Thank you very much. Please stop by again.

    – Scott Denny

  • Rosemaree
    Rosemareeover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture Scott. The havent even noticed you near by.

  • Thank you. Sadly these are captive wolves. The Mexican Wolf is highly endangered. Still they paid no attention to me.

    – Scott Denny

  • Kasey Cline
    Kasey Clineover 3 years ago

    A coon’s age…WOW I have not heard that in some time but yes it has been awhile my friend. I am ok, putting my life back together! One day at a time…How are you?

  • You probably have not heard the saying “a coons age” for a coons age. LOL…ok..that was stupid.

    I am doing real well. I have done tons of shooting tihs year. I am off to do more next week.

    Glad to hear you are doing ok. The good thing is that your are moving forward!!

    – Scott Denny

  • mojo1160
    mojo1160over 3 years ago

    Captive or not, this is a spectacular shot. Great eye!

  • Thank you very much. I appreciate your comment through and through.

    – Scott Denny

  • Kasey Cline
    Kasey Clineover 3 years ago

    Not stupid. Was pretty good made me chuckle! LOL
    Good that you have done some shooting, I am still trying to get back behind the camera. One day at a time and yes I am finally moving forward!

  • Good for you!!

    – Scott Denny

  • John44
    John44over 3 years ago

    F A V
    Super great shot!!

  • Thank you kind sir.

    – Scott Denny

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