Two young wolves  by steppeland

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Two young Arctic Wolves, photographed in Artis Amsterdam Zoo

The story behind the images…

It was such a delightful experience to spend several hours observing and photographing the wolves in Artis Zoo on this sunny winter day… and I’m excited about the result…


“The Arctic Wolf (Canis lupus arctos), also called Polar Wolf or White Wolf, is a subspecies of the Gray Wolf, a mammal of the family Canidae. Arctic Wolves inhabit the Canadian Arctic, Alaska and the northern parts of Greenland.” Source: Wikipedia

The three young wolves, born May 19, 2011, are big already, but their fur isn’t yet as white as the adult’s. The wolves pack living in Artis are Hudson Bay-wolves, that originate from Canada.

Conservation status
The Wolf (Canis lupus) is on the IUCN Red list of threatened species – status: Least Concern – no info about the subspecies Arctic Wolf

Technical details
Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Tamron 70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
exp.time 1/90sec. at f/ unknown
ISO200 – Focal length 260
Date: Feb. 4, 2012

_TAGS: nature, animals, mammals, canines, arctic polar wolf, wolves, wildlife, zoo, artis amsterdam zoo, the netherlands, winter, snow, white, two, pair _

Challenge winner in

Amazing wildlife mammals: Amazing wolves (Feb. 12, 2014)

*Featured in: *
1. “This, that and the other thing”: (Feb. 14, 2014)
2. Art Universe (Feb. 15, 2014)
3. Love these creatures (Feb. 16, 2014)
4. Cover shots (Feb. 17, 2014)
5. The woman photographer (Feb. 19, 2014)
6. All Things Poetic, Artistic, Philosophical (Feb. 23, 2014)
7. Let there be light (Feb 26, 2014)

Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups and challenges

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Two young wolves
by steppeland

Two young wolves
by steppeland

Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

Comments and feed-back always welcome! Thanks for looking!

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  • steppeland
    steppelandabout 1 year ago


  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonabout 1 year ago

    Wonderful light and gorgeous animals!!

  • Thank you, Mieke, yes indeed – I so enjoyed the time staying with them, while trying to make these shots…

    – steppeland

  • Jola Martysz
    Jola Martyszabout 1 year ago

    I like the light and composition, well done. Fav

  • Thank you, Jola, glad you like them! :)

    – steppeland

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Wonderful capture…beautiful animals!

  • Yes, they are! Thanks a lot! :)

    – steppeland

  • Darlene Lankford Honeycutt
    Darlene Lankfo...about 1 year ago


    Amazing Wolves Challenge
    February 12, 2014

  • Wow, really?! I’m absolutely thrilled with this win! Thanks for the good news, Deez!

    – steppeland

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 1 year ago

    A wonderful capture!!! I accidentally rejected this image for
    “Cover Shots”, so would love for you to resubmit this image. Thank you!!

  • Aww, thanks, Lori, happy you let me know :)

    – steppeland

  • Done! ;)

    – steppeland

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesabout 1 year ago

    This is such a beautiful photograph and I do love it. However I am sorry to say there is too much dark background for Pastels & Whites.

  • Understood, Morag, I must admit I hesitated… then that’s clear for a next time. Thanks for taking the time to come over and comment! Happy Valentine’s day!

    – steppeland

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 1 year ago

    02-15-14 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • That’s fantastic, thank you, Kira! :)

    – steppeland

  • Deborah Downes
    Deborah Downesabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful. Incredible lighting.

  • Thank you so much, Deborah. Yes, the light was so fascinating that day!

    – steppeland

  • Tibby Steedly
    Tibby Steedlyabout 1 year ago

    Wonderful capture of these two beautiful wolves! Big fave!

  • They were such a beautiful pack all together… wonderful creatures indeed… Thank you, Tibby!

    – steppeland

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