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Lookit that, Jock. They silly tourists are oot o' their cars! by Mike Oxley

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“Aye, right enough, Doris. Ah wonder if they ken aboot the hole in the fence?”

Arctic Wolf couple Canis Lupis Arcticus
Parc Omega, Montebello, Quebec, Canada
August 9, 2011

We got to the Arctic Wolf compound very early and asked the two gentlemen working there if we could get out of our cars. They said that it was okay. The wolves seemed to be as interested in us as we were in them. For a while, at least. Then I think the novelty wore off and they got a little bored with us.

Still, it was such a privilege to see them “up close and personal”.

Sony Alpha 700, Sigma 170 to 500 at 300 mm
iso 100, spot metered, F6.3, 1/60 second

In love with Ma Nature! Always have been, always will be. Let’s keep her safe, eh?

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  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 3 years ago

    they are beautiful and so lovely! nice shot Mike. they take the pose just for you ;)

  • Many, many thanks, Manon. It was wonderful to see these beautiful wolves up close!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Lovely capture…they look so content Mike, just love the title

  • Many, many thanks, Larry. They certainly weren’t stressed out! :o)

    – Mike Oxley

  • Angie66
    Angie66about 3 years ago

    beautiful :)

  • Thanks so very much for stopping by, Angie, and many thanks for the “fave”! So greatly appreciated!

    – Mike Oxley

  • jules572
    jules572about 3 years ago

    What an experience this must have been Mike. Look just like my dog who warched over me whereever I went. Well focused…Jules…Favour

  • Many thanks for your very kind words and the lovely compliment of the “fave”, too, Jules! So greatly appreciated. It certainly was a great experience!

    – Mike Oxley

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrabout 3 years ago

    Mike…..what an amazing experience for you…..thanks for sharing this beautiful shot with us. Di

  • Thanks you so very much, Di! They were amazing to see.

    – Mike Oxley

  • supergold
    supergoldabout 3 years ago

    excellent capture and title

  • Greatly appreciated! Many thanks for taking the time to stop by.

    – Mike Oxley

  • LimbozArt
    LimbozArtabout 3 years ago

    OMG Mike, these creatures a splendid. What great shots…so close, crisp and well composed. Can’t wait to get to Omega myself someday.

  • Thanks so very much, Louise. It was a wonderful day and the wolves were the high point!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellabout 3 years ago

    Excellent shot and story

  • Thank you, Fred. So greatly appreciated.

    – Mike Oxley

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks, Ray!

    – Mike Oxley

  • stickelsimages
    stickelsimagesabout 3 years ago

    Nice doggy/wolfy…
    scratch behind the ears……
    no, no just leave the little leg alone…..
    Oh well a bit of pee is better than half a leg missing I suppose….
    nice work mate
    Hope alls well over in your area of the world Mike
    Chers Lee

  • LOL! Much appreciated, Lee, and many thanks. Cute little pooches, eh?
    Things are pretty good this way – we’re enjoying summer in November at the moment. This will end soon, unfortunately….
    I trust all is well with you, my friend?

    – Mike Oxley

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