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Playful alphas by Lupinicious Playful alphas by Lupinicious
Here's another photo from Tierpark Sababurg, where the alpha female and male (in the center of the picture) are being in a generally playful mood, and one of the lower-ranking wolves to the left joins in.
This took place when the pack is dissolving right after some rallying. The alpha female, usually very rough and aggressive, is initiating a lot of play these days. However, she still keeps the omega down and picks on him.

I chose to upload this photo because it portrays best what the pack is all about these days. Rather relaxed... still.
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ShittyChickenBang Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
A seriously great capture from the life of wonderful animals!
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CookieCanisZ Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Are these red wolves or Eurasian wolves? 
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013   Photographer
They are Eurasian wolves. Red wolves look a lot different, more coyote-ish in total.
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ihamo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
I love the green here! Beautiful photo.
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blackbluecat777 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
good!
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LittleMissMischief Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured littlemissmischief.deviantart.… :)
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fishofglass Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
good!
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Eensy-Speck-Werewuff Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A beautiful piece of digital canvas with a pack of lovely beasts. Are these Red Wolves (Mexican) or are they in their summer molt (coat), or something else entirely? And you're right about the behaviour; had you not said that the playful chummer was an Alpha I probably wouldn't have guessed it otherwise; it's not that higher-ranking pack members won't be playful, but in my own bias I wouldn't expect much of it, and probably not like this. ^_^

-2Paw.
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013   Photographer
They are Eurasian wolves (Canis lupus lupus) in their summer coat. And yes, I haven't seen her acting playful very often. But once in a while she seems to be in the mood... briefly :D
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Eensy-Speck-Werewuff Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She must be feeling puplike. That seems to come naturally to canids like me! ^_^

-2Paw.
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77th-Role-Player Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
I love pictures like this, where it shows a wolf pack's different activities. 
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Falbenblut Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, wolves! They're one of the most amazing animals on earth w00t!
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lieveheersbeestje Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
I've featured your photo [here] :rose: :sun:
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realflow001 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
cool
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ShittyChickenBang Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Lovely capture  of the non-agressive behaviour of the strongest  towards the weakest)
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Photographer
In fact the one that looks the most uncomfortable in the center is the alpha male :D
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ShittyChickenBang Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Dominance is under threat! Oh, those women :D
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AYLA-SECURA Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww cute^^ May I use this as a reference?
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Photographer
Sure :)
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AYLA-SECURA Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx >~<
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gmdwilcox Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Neat picture, I love their interaction.
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MissyTheUnicorn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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sweetpuppy2 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the picture :heart:. They are so adorable :aww:
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woxys Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
stupid dA. Such a photo deserves much more than 300 faves :roll:

fantastic quality of course and I love how you captured the interaction :aww:
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013   Photographer
Thank you woxy :hug:
I haven't been very active lately anyways, but I think that's just the way dA goes these days.
I took some time to edit a couple of photos of the past few weeks, and I'll try to upload a few more soon.
I just started working on one of my new favorites, it's quite spectacular I think :-) I'll upload it next Saturday, I guess.
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ShizuneRyushi Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I couldn't agree with you more, Woxy. :3
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woxys Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
dA is strange these days. I also post some images which would have like 2000 faves in the past and now they have 500 or less :) strange :)
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ShizuneRyushi Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yea, I had that issue. :3
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LanestraFlameheart Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
aww so sweet!
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SilverFoxWhiskers Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice photo! I love it!!
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NekoHime07 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kyaaaw they're BEAUTIFUL! <3
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remapolo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very good pic, already on my favourites, of cource! 
Please, can you :+fav: mine too: Plant
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