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Where to go to photograph wolves

Jeff shaw , Jun 17, 1999; 07:54 p.m.

Hello, Looking for a place to photograph wolves in their habitat. problem is that I live In Alabama. Is there any place in my part of the country? If not where is the best place to go ?

Thanks Jeff


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Sean Maiers , Jun 17, 1999; 10:07 p.m.

Jim Brandenburg likes the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Northeastern MN, or you could try Alaska--just a personla wish..

Mark -- , Jun 17, 1999; 10:32 p.m.

I think I heard a statistic once about 90% of all wolf images are captive. A truly wild wolf shot is so precious, you better have a heck of a lot of dupes made of that one!

Scott F. -- , Jun 18, 1999; 09:36 a.m.

I understand that wolves have been recently reintroduced in small numbers into New Mexico and Southern Colorado, with limited success.

Bhaskar Thiagarajan , Jun 18, 1999; 07:49 p.m.

I know this is a tad too far...but I'd suggest Yellowstone...actually West Yellowstone (a town just outside the west entrance). There is a wild life refuge there and they have a few wolves. The chances of photographing wolves in the wild is pretty remote (I'm not an authority but this is what I understand from what I've read). So the closest you can get and maintain a little of the natural setting is to go to the wild life refuge. I saw wolves in Yellowstone but I had to view them with a high power spotting scope...not even my binoculors (approx a 600mm lens) could pick them out.

Tom Pohrte , Jun 18, 1999; 09:24 p.m.

Denali National Park, Alaska. Lots of other stuff as well.

Steve Thompson , Jun 18, 1999; 09:53 p.m.

I saw this site referred to in another thread. It has up to date info on the Yellowstone packs.

Robert Bumb , Jun 19, 1999; 04:55 p.m.

While not exactly in your immediate neighborhood, Isle Royale National Park off the coast of the UP of Michigan has a wolf and moose study program. For more information try, http://www.nps.gov/isro/

Ken Dunn , Jun 20, 1999; 08:04 a.m.

They are reintroducing the Red Wolf back in North Carolina and Tennessee, although they may have given up on them in TN. They had some at Cades Cove in the Smokies, but I think they may have removed them. The program has an office and phone, call the Smokies at 423-436-1200 and they can give it to you. The Knoxville zoo has a real nice place to photograph them that looks natural. Depending on what part of AL you are from, this should be close.

Andy Chen , Jun 24, 1999; 12:11 p.m.

I recently saw something in Outdoor Photographer about a place in northern NJ. If I recall correctly it was called something like the Lakota Wolf Preserve and they charge about $500 to photograph for a day.

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