Yellowstone Wolf Print Available for the Holidays
October 2, 2002, Duke Coonrad of Mercer Island, WA, had a serendipitous encounter with
two gray wolves between Canyon Village and Norris Junction in
Yellowstone. After a heavy snow storm early in the day, two wolves crossed the
road in front of him through a thick band of evergreens. As
there were no others around, he was able to make a U-turn, and
drive back looking for any movement through the trees. The
wolves were loping parallel to the road behind a thicket of
roadside evergreens. Duke drove ahead of the wolves, located a
small opening through a hedgerow of snowy trees, and walked
through to an open area surrounded with burned timber. The
wolves veered to their right, away from the road and headed into
the timber. The first wolf never stopped, but the second one
stopped about 300 feet from me, and looked at me for about 10
seconds. I was handholding an image stabilization lens with a
digital camera body. I recorded 6 consecutive frames before
the wolf turned to follow its traveling companion deep into the
downed timber. The photo is of a beautiful, healthy looking gray
wolf. It wears no collar. The lighting, snow, and
downed timber leaves no doubt about the photograph being taken in
the wild, and in Yellowstone National Park.
image is available from the photographer in the form of a 12"
by 18" print, individually printed on PREMIUM LUSTER INKJET
10 mil paper and signed by the photographer. Each photograph
will be shipped in a flat package, not rolled, and normal ground
delivery should be 4 to 6 business days, unless other shipping
arrangements are made.
12 X 18 print is $85.00, including shipping and handling. If
not satisfied upon receipt of the print, return it within 30 days
for a refund, less shipping and packaging. Duke Coonrad has been
published online, in Sierra Club, the Nature Conservancy,
and Nature Photographer.