Paul Best. wrote:
I'm betting that dark colored one in the front is the Alpha male and the look he is giving you is definitely not an invitation to dinner. Great shot. I would like to hear more about how you came to be in the correct spot to take the photo and how far away, etc.
Hi Paul, right now in Yellowstone only one road from Gardiner to Cook City is open and you simply drive up and down the road! We had someone tell us early in the morning that the pack had made a kill overnight and it was relatively close to the road. So we like every other photographer in the park, and there are many pros spending their winter there, headed to Floating Island which about where the kill was. We then spent 4+ hours watching the 3 come and go. These 3 are actually young and the lowest on the totem pole for eating. The rest of the pack had already had their fill before sun up. There were also 4 coyotes there waiting for the wolves to leave so they could have their turn. I do have photos I took the next day at a different location of the alpha female who is all white and like 13 years old now, and the alpha male who is also older as his face has white or grey fur now! I will post those photos as I get to them, lots of photos to process! Oh, we were about 150 yards away.