The Wolf's Appraisal by Ken McElroy

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Yellowstone wolf appraises the situation as the photographer hunkers down for another volley of shots. Calm but watchful, the wolf seems confident of HIS place in this environment. Image captured between Tower Junction and Slough Creek in 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, Bogen 3411 w Wimberley style head. Processed in Adobe Lightroom 2.2 – tight crop.

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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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  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture Ken, well done!

  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...over 4 years ago

    wow this is beautiful Ken! amazing DOF and perfect lighting!

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Looks as if he’s appraising via eye AND nose. I detect a little sniffing action here. Magnificent.

  • Bryan Peterson
    Bryan Petersonover 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot Ken! It’s amazing what these animals will let us do sometimes.

  • KMorral
    KMorralover 4 years ago

    Mmmm. Fabulous to see him in his natural environment- what a beauty

  • Gregory Ewanowich
    Gregory Ewanowichover 4 years ago

    Great capture of this lone sentry! Beautiful.

  • Kensoi
    Kensoiover 4 years ago

    Just Beautiful

  • gdbeeler
    gdbeelerover 4 years ago

    Great pose, Ken.

  • danamh40
    danamh40over 4 years ago

    What a fantastic capture…beautiful work!

  • Laurie Minor
    Laurie Minorover 4 years ago

    Wonderful image!

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