Born to be wild


Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Copyright © 2012 Steppeland – All rights reserved

Young Arctic wolf, photographed in Artis Amsterdam zoo.
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Textured with textures by Kim Klassen (

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 AF70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
Exposure 1/90 sec, f. unknown mm
focal length 160 mm , ISO 200
Date: Feb. 4, 2011
Post edited and Texture added in several layers in Photoshop 7.0
Credits : texture kk_providence by Kim Klassen, (
Thank you!

Featured in
1. The woman photographer (Feb. 5, 2012)
2. Images of endearment (Feb. 06, 2012)
3. Cats and Dogs group (Feb. 10, 2012)
4. Followers of Kim Klassen (Jan. 19, 2013)

Top10 in:

  1. Avatar – Visual Texture (Feb. 24, 2012)
  2. Avatar challenge – Zoofari (March 6, 2012)

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