This is Shania, a Timber Wolf that lives at the Lakota Wolf Preserve in New Jersey. Shania is sorta special because she was addopted as a puppy by a pack of Alaskan Wolves , and lives with them instead of living in one of the two Timber Wolf yards. (A huge fenced in peace of forest that supports about 7 to 10 wolves)
The Wolf Preserve was probably one of the most incredable photographic (and just general) experiances of my life. My girlfriend Katie and I got to go into this place and get face to face shooting time with 24 wolves. Some people might think that a wolf is just a wild dog, but to actually spend time with these wolves. They are so intelegent, and so social. A dog is smart but these things are so much more. Each one of them is so individual, there really is no such thing as a "typical wolf". And they're alot bigger than they seem on The Discovery Channel. An avarage wolf is easily equal to a BIG German Sheaperd. And even when they are on the other side of a fence, when they get pissed off, its really pretty intimedating.
Anyway, The whole experiance was great.
enjoy the photos.