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It is always a challenge to photograph wolves in the wild.  They are elusive and want nothing to do with humans.  This was my day, as I watched and photographed, from a great distance, this alpha female and her 6 new pups.  3 pups were grey and 3 were black.  They put on quite a show as I burned through roll after roll of film.  Then, I noticed a grizzly meandering through the wolves territory feeding.  As the bear got closer to the wolves, the mother made a stand, staring down the grizzly.  They played a little cat and mouse chasing each other until the bear tired of the game and moved on.  It is rare to photograph a grizzly and wolf together.