Yesterday (4/17/10) I encountered two Yellowstone Wolves who understand the value of a classic pose. This fellow stood on a boulder and adopted various poses while I captured image after image. I was euphoric . . . still am.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.

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Canon EOS-7D, Canon 500 f4L IS w Canon 1.4 extender – 1/320@ f/6.3, ISO 100, Manfrotto 535 w Wimberley style head. Processed in Adobe Lightroom 2.2


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3rd Generation Montanan, raised with a camera in hand, matriculated at U of M (GRIZ) with degrees in History and Creative Writing. Amassing Canon gear to enjoy in my retirement. I spend whatever time I can in Yellowstone and various other Montana wild venues.

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  • Luke Hedden
    Luke Heddenover 4 years ago

    Wow. I love the way this was composed. Also, your lighting is amazing.

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 4 years ago

    Instant FAV … this is incredibly handsome. I just simply love the composition and color. Barb

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 4 years ago

    Wow…beautiful, Ken!!

  • Thank you, Laurie. An experience and opportunity I won’t forget in this lifetime.

    – Ken McElroy

  • Jay Ryser
    Jay Ryserover 4 years ago

    That is a classic pose, nicely placed in the frame. Nice to have a cooperative model once in a while.

  • Thanks, Jay. Especially with these guys – they don’t generally allow you this close. We followed them for maybe half an hour getting photo ops at regular intervals.

    – Ken McElroy

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderover 4 years ago

    Oh Ken, fantastic capture and so well composed, great light and DOF !!! Congrats on your photo encounter in the park, wonderful capture!!!!

  • Thanks, Gisela. So rare for everything to come together so perfectly AND to be there and ready with the right equipment. I haven’t come down just yet.

    – Ken McElroy

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderover 4 years ago

  • Þórdis B.
    Þórdis B.over 4 years ago

    Wow! What a beutiful animal!

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Don’t think I’d ever get over this experience! Kudos on the great shot, & on your good fortune.

  • Julie Everhart
    Julie Everhartover 4 years ago
  • Barbara Applegate
    Barbara Applegateover 4 years ago

    Awesome Photo

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