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Hartman Gallery

This Gallery is sponsored by

Wildlife Along the Rockies

Dan and Cindy Hartman, Silver Gate, Montana

To own a limited edition print or poster from the Hartman Gallery Use

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The Druid Peak Pack

This incredible image of the 1997 Druid Peak Pack is now available as a poster from Wildlife Along the Rockies.  It is signed and labeled as "The Druid Peak Pack."  Secondary label is the Predator Series, the first in the series of posters by photographers Dan and Cindy Hartman featuring the wild predators of the Rockies.

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Notes about this image by Nathan Varley:

This 1997 photograph of the Druid Peak Pack is perhaps my favorite picture of the Yellowstone wolves to date.  It was taken by Dan Hartman in the winter of 1997,sometime around Christmas as he was passing through the Lamar Valley on his way home.  It was one of his first wolf pictures and at the time he did not know what he had.  The following summer Dan and Cindy sold this photograph as a limited edition of just 100.  The copies quickly sold, suddenly revealing the popularity this image has come to have.

It sold so fast I was unable to get a hold of a print while they were available.  The shot has very significant meaning to me personally for I studied the Druid Peak Pack extensively that winter, getting to know these  five members that made up the pack at that time.  From the right, the wolves are Wolvess 42F, 40F, 31M, 38M, and 41F.   Even more important than the individuals I came to know intimately, this photo depicts wolves in their world, the grand expanse of the Lamar Valley, and in so doing transmit an unmistakable feeling of wilderness.  Being that most wolf photos are taken from captive situations, I believe this photograph represents a new kind of wolf picture--one that reflects their presence as a component of wilderness.

The trademark of the Hartman's photography has been a guarantee that their subjects are wild animals.  Since selling all the editions of "The Druid Peak Pack," Dan and Cindy have sought to by them back, one at a time as they become available, in order to resell them in a larger format, matted and framed at 24" x 27".  This size truly does justice to the incredible grandeur of the scene.  Few people have consented to give up their copies, though many have exchanged their editions for the larger format.  When edition Wolve 73 became available Dan offered it to me knowing how I liked it.  Unable to pass it up, I purchased it and put it over my mantle where it hangs today.


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Streamside Wolf

300 Limited Edition prints

8" x 16"


Wolf 39, the White Wolf, travels the icy course along Soda Butte Creek.  Wolf 39, the White Wolf of the Druid Peak Pack was a crowd favorite following the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone.  She traveled extensively after release but after visiting far-flung points throughout the ecosystem returned to the Lamar Valley, home of her pack.   She attended the den of her daughters caring for their pups only as a perfect grandmother would.  In the fall of 1997 she left the pack and paired with a young male from the Rose Creek Pack, Wolf 52.  39 and 52 settled in the vicinity of Sunlight Basin east of Yellowstone and appeared to have started a new pack.   Tragically, Wolf 39 was mistaken for a coyote one evening in March 1998 and shot.   The shooter was later convicted of killing her, a violation of the Endangered Species Act.  She was mourned by many who watched her often and knew her well.



The White Wolf

500 Limited Edition

8" X 10" Prints

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Wolf 39, the White Wolf of the Druid Peak Pack walks through the snow.   This shot is one of the best close shots ever taken of The White Wolf in the wild.   She was a very independent wolf and tolerant to human presence, which made her easy to spot and recognize among the wolves of Lamar Valley.  The whiteness of The White Wolf was likely due to age:  she was a typical gray phase wolf who gradually became lighter in color as the gray/white hairs of age began to dominate her splendid coat.   She wore a radio collar and slim red ear tags since her capture in British Columbia and release into Lamar Valley.  It is not known for certain, though there is no evidence Wolf 39 ever gave birth to any pups during her two years in Yellowstone, though Wolves 40, 41, and 42, her daughters from British Columbia, still roam Yellowstone's wild, carrying on her legacy.




This Gallery is sponsored by

Wildlife Along the Rockies,

Dan and Cindy Hartman, Silver Gate, Montana

To own a limited edition print or poster from the Hartman Gallery Use The  Hartman Order Form