Shabby Miss Jenn

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Dances with Wolves

OK, not dances but spent the day on a photography event at a Wolf Conservation today! This is the place: UK Wolf Org

What beautiful animals! In the morning three of them. Mosi, Mai and Torak where let loose in an enclosure and we all stood behind some fencing to take photos of them! Not the easiest of jobs as they kept moving! Mosi and Mai are North American wolves and Torak is a hybrid - cross-breed European and North American. Click on the photos to enlarge them!

Don't know which is Mosi and which one is Mai!

Mosi, Mai and Torak are the youngsters, only 3 years old. Here are a few more photos of them :

Then after lunch we went on a walkabout with Duma, another beautiful North American wolf.

Her keepers had her on a long chain and we all followed behind. Then we were all able to go up to her and pet her, one by one! Had to approach from the front and let her smell my hand, then move to the side and stroke her belly! She was so gentle and never budged! Apparently she loves it!

She has a sister called Dakota who has lymph cancer. They have been treating her for a year and they are pleased with her progress. But because she is sick she has to stay in her enclosure.

There are 3 European wolves in a separate enclosure too but I haven't worked on their photos yet!

We were lucky that it didn't rain but it was blooming cold! By about 4pm I couldn't take any more photos! Got back home around 5.30 knackered! It was a wonderful day and I loved every second of it!


Jana said...

These are just fabulous photos Veevs! Love how you put them on Polaroid frames. Very interesting "field trip" GF! TFS!

SusanD said...

I love these photos! I wanted to pick a best or favorite, but they all capture me and WOW!

Looks like a spectacular time.

jeanne said...

These are THE most incredible shots! Wow. Can't believe you got to touch one. Color me green with envy. Glad you had such a great time.

Anke said...

Wow Veevs, these are awesome!!!! I really like how you put them in the frames. You must have one great camera to get shots like these ;)
Although it was cold, I am sure you had a great time, you have been looking forward to that for so long!

Carol said...

These photos are amazing Veevs. And what an awesome experience to go on.

Are wolves normally dangerous? We saw some on the side of the road in Canada but I wouldn't let Zac stop so I could a photo as I didn't know if we would be safe.

Lesley said...

Amazing photos - and you were so close - rather you than me :-) looking forward to seeing these beauties texturised ;-)

latz said...

These are such awesome photographs of such beautiful animals. It was worth braving the cold weather!

Jackie said...

Oh what a fun day looks like you had among the wolves