These wolf photos were taken by my co-worker and friend, Lori, last summer. She and her husband, Bill, were driving through the Upper Peninsula, a little south of here, near Amasa.
Suddenly they spotted them on a hill overlooking the highway. Wolves! Wolf babies! (Officially we must refer to them as “pups” or “cubs”, but I like the term “babies.”)
Luckily they had recently purchased a new camera with a long lens. Also, fortunately, the babies stayed still during the photography shoot.
I have only seen a wolf once in recent years, although there have been many sightings. Our local newspaper (where my husband is the editor) has recently experienced a rash of Letters to the Editor from the pro-wolf and anti-wolf proponents. It’s a touchy subject around these parts. There have been not-so-happy encounters between the species. There are others who appreciate the wolves as an innate and integral part of nature.
Let’s not get into a discussion about the rights of wolves and humans. (OK, you can, if you want to.) I just feel like looking at these beautiful pups and appreciating their spirit.
Thank you, Lori, for sharing the photos with us!