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?
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.