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Dreamy White Gaze by Lupinicious Dreamy White Gaze by Lupinicious
A tundra wolf (Canis lupus albus) at Wildpark Alte Fasanerie in Klein-Auheim, Hanau, Germany.

I believe this is Ayla, the only female in the pack of three, but I cannot be sure. You might be surprised to read that this is not a Canadian arctic wolf (Canis lupus arctos), but a tundra wolf, which is a subspecies from northern Asia.

It was wonderful to take photos of these white beauties in the deep snow. I visited them on my way back from our company's christmas party, and luckily the day before it was snowing heavily.

Full view, please :D

I will post some more photos of that session during the next few days.
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Heh, I'd love to hug him :D
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Hylee Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely gorgeous. how do you do this? i've never even seen a wolf before. in real life i mean.

also are the wolves in your pictures timber wolves or grey wolves?and also are there any like pure red wolves? always wanted to see one.
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Lupinicious Jul 7, 2012   Photographer
Thank you!
How do I do that - well, I visit nearby parks with wolves and take photos :-) You can read about my equipment in my profile ID.
Timber wolves and grey wolves are basically the same. Grey wolves are the general species (Canis lupus) while "Timber wolf" usually refers to the North American (Canadian) subspecies. The wolves I take photos of include North American subspecies as well as European wolves (Canis lupus lupus) and Arctic wolves (Canis lupus arctos).

"Pure red wolves" would be paradox in itself, looking at recent research that suggests that red wolves may simply be hybrids between grey wolves and coyotes. :)
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Hylee Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. that was so much more informative than the discovery channel. that bit of info will be so useful when i need to explain wolves to my boyfriends.

as for around here.... well, we have none. i live on the coast so the day that i see a wolf i'll always remember. I haven't even seen a fox here.
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magicalaurie Feb 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
beauty!
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:iconrose109:
so eine schönheit <3
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:iconlynxxxlove:
OO!!
preetttttyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!! :D
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SandalioSpirit17 Oct 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
so majestic:)
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Childe-Of-Fyre Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS is one that I wish you had available as a print option or a mousepad... this is absolutely GORGEOUS. I love her eyes!!
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ShimmiDragon Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gosh, half the times these guys look so beautiful I almost think that they're some fantasy painting. It's so wonderful that they're real <3
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