Two young wolves


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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 _

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

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2. Art Universe (Feb. 15, 2014)
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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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