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501 The Matriarch.jpg

I have photographed wolves for many years and have never gotten close enough to get such an intimate portrait as this.  This photograph was made at a wolf conservation area where I was allowed to spend the entire day closely among wild wolves.  This is the alpha female and I wondered what she was thinking as I photographed her.  Does she know how beautifully magnificent she really is?<br />
	As I sat quietly and watched I felt the spirit of thousands of years of wildness surround me.  Spend some time with this photo of the "The Matriarch" and you too will feel the spirit.