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Low rank in high places by Lupinicious Low rank in high places by Lupinicious
I dunno, I think despite the strange title, it sums up what's going on pretty well :D

Here's a low-ranking male Eurasian wolf from the Wildpark Neuhaus pack climbing a hill in a submissive pose.

I really like how it turned out given that it was taking from a distance of a couple of feet in front of a fence, and with a high ISO setting of 800. The 400mm f/2.8 really works wonders with fencing, especially if used in conjunction with a teleconverter (didn't use one in this shot though, because it was too dark and I couldn't afford to lose any more light).
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RabbyoSaberwolves Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
#x-Wolf-Paws-x has chosen to feature your piece. This has been placed in our featured folder at this time.
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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RabbyoSaberwolves Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: Welcome! ^^
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Katie537 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Amazing! :)

Look at my photos and coment it,please.:)
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CuppCakes Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This photo is so amazing.
You really have skills on photography..<3 Could I maybe use this as a reference? I love the pose so much.
Ofcourse I'd credit you and stuff and anything what you want.. c:
-stares at photo for looooong time- <3
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012   Photographer
Yes, of course you can use this as a reference.
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CuppCakes Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou<3
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MagicWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magic wolf!!
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wolfcreek50 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
I am half Apache (native american) and the wolf is my spirit guide and I am submissive to no one but The Great Spirit...good shot and work...
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Darketh90 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Very nice shot :o
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Ice-Labyrinth Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Artist
^-^ wa! Awesome pic!
He's like Icarus here, but it's still a bit sad how his tail is down and his head is down the same way. ^-^ the colors really show in this too, the grass is bright and I could tell the color difference betweeen the wolf's fur
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maru-lime Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
So cute~!
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Shadow134PL Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome photo! *.*
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ChassyGirl Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks like what StarScream would look like if he was a wolf.
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Licht-chan Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Is there a reason he's low ranked? .o.
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muffinmaximum Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Probably b/c he has low strength or little standing in his pack. You can tell by his tail and his posture of his rank. The higher the tail stands on a wolf, the higher the ranking, and the same goes for his poster. His head's lower as if in submission as well.
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Licht-chan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
oh .o. thanks :3
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muffinmaximum Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
No prob
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shadowXP6 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the determined look on it's face
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Pie-Sensei Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Awesome picture, a must fave!
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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Pie-Sensei Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Welcome! :D
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SweetGeeky Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Such an adorable wolf. Absolutely beautiful~
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AF12 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awww i feel bad for him..:( but nice shot you caught!!!
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mermaidapril Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
it is a very beautiful wolf.
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MajesticPegasus Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like he's about to pounce!!! :ohnoes:
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FreckleLemonade Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i like his eye! he seems sneaky xD
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Chessplayer16 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
I've always loved wolves. :)

I have to admit, I can relate to this picture. If I was a wolf, I'd definitely be a lower ranking one. :invisible:

I kinda worry about these guys. Sometimes they look like they're fearing for their lives. :fear:
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darkSoundWave Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
low ELO scrub gtho this is mlg
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Draconian23 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
I've seen a few pictures like this in the past few days while I was researching wild dogs and wolves, regarding their relationship with prehistoric man; but, I have to say that your picture here is the most stunning to me. I'm not very far in my research and I am no expert, but I would imagine that low ranking wolves like this were probably the ones that branched off from the pack to go and mingle with humans all those eons ago...
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012   Photographer
Thank you very much! Actually, you might want to read "Dogs: A New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior and Evolution" by Ray Coppinger. He offers some very interesting theories about the origin of the first dogs.
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fruitbatslyra Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great shot! :D
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Disciple77 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, that's awesome and he just walked by you? That's a great blessing to be able to witness something like that!
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012   Photographer
It's not really a blessing, since that was taking place in a captive setting, not in the wilderness :-) It's almost impossible to take a photo like that in the wild.
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Disciple77 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, sorry!:iconprussiasulkplz:...derp, I'm dumb! Still a good pic!!!:heart:
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SPY0027 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Aww, an Omega?
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012   Photographer
Can't really tell, he's definitely low ranking and also got beaten up some - has some fur missing on his back.
There's currently a group of three wolves keeping a distance to the rest of the pack - this one and another male wolf, as well as one female wolf that gets harassed by the alpha female.

I was there for the first time since 2011 when I took that photo, and once again yesterday, so I can't really tell much about this pack. I can tell who's the alpha male and female, but that's about it :D It looks like they might have two omegas there though.
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SPY0027 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Ok, I understand.
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Zuwolf Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cute <3
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012   Photographer
Moi? Ah, le loup lol
Merci beaucoup! :D
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Zuwolf Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
De rien =p
Chui fan de loup <3
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Tuldabulda Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student
I normally don't fav pictures of animals, but I really like this one. Good job!
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012   Photographer
I'm glad you like it! :) Thank you very much! :D
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Jagdwolf Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
what an amazing shot. crips clear and beautiful
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korwis Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's stunning :)
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ShinoXIII Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thatīs an really interesting capture. Like it ^^
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billndrsn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
superb!!
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KIARAsART Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
the green contrast to the fur, and that it walks uphill adds a lot to this :)
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