Nikon D300 ~ 18-200mm Nikkor lens
f 5.6 ~ 1/320s ~ ISO 800
Taken at Point Defiance in Tacoma, Washington (USA)
Point Defiance has a new litter (well, sort of new….about 6 weeks old) of red wolf puppies. My daughter and I went up to see if we could spot the puppies yet. One came out of the den for a few minutes and that was it!! A bit of a disappointment, but so be it. We still got some good shots of some of the other animals at the park. This is Millie, the puppies mother.
Per Wikipedia
The red wolf (Canis lupus rufus, formerly Canis rufus) is a North American canid which once roamed throughout the Southeastern United States. Based on fossil and archaeological evidence, the original red wolf range extended throughout the Southeast, from the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, north to the Ohio River Valley and central Pennsylvania, and west to central Texas and southeastern Missouri. Historical habitats included forests, swamps, and coastal prairies, where it was an apex predator. The red wolf being morphologically midway between grey wolves and coyotes, recent genetic research indicate it may actually be a hybrid species. The red wolf became extinct in the wild by 1980. 1987 saw a reintroduction in northeastern North Carolina through a captive breeding program and the animals are considered to be successfully breeding in the wild.

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nature, wildlife, animal, canid, red wolf, canis lupus rufus, teresa burnett


  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Thank you so very much Ann

    – TeresaB

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajabout 2 years ago

    Fabulous capture Teresa!

  • Thank you so very much Anna

    – TeresaB

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture, Teresa!

  • Thank you so much Monnie

    – TeresaB

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...about 2 years ago

    What a beautiful animal that is and that’s a good shot you got of the mum…

  • Thank you so very much Kat

    – TeresaB

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 2 years ago

    so cute, love this xx

  • Thank you so much Lynn

    – TeresaB

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonabout 2 years ago

    What a gorgeous picture! Sorry you didn’t get to see more of the pups! The mom is beautiful!!!

  • Thanks bunches Kristi

    – TeresaB

  • supernan
    supernanabout 2 years ago

    Lovely cature x

  • Thank you so very much Nan

    – TeresaB

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...about 2 years ago


  • Thank you so very much for the feature Vicki!! It is greatly appreciated!!

    – TeresaB

  • Deb Coats
    Deb Coatsabout 2 years ago

    he’s beautiful

  • Thanks so very much Deb

    – TeresaB

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