January 11, 2011 ·

Miles Hecker

Taos Pueblo

Lost in the Mist 

©Miles Hecker



Like most wildlife the coat on wolves looks the best in winter or spring . In the summer they can look quite mangy even if they remain uneffected by the disease itself. A snowy background also isolates the animal better.

This fellow was a member of the Mystery Pack. This shot was taken along the Madison river in February 2010. It was a cold humid morning and he emerged out of the mist to get a drink and check us out.


As is the case with most wildlife wolves are most active in early morning or late afternoon. That can all change of course if a hunt is on. The constant need for more food in the harsh winter environment overrides all other concerns for the pack. The above shot was taken at a focal length of about 500mm on a crop sensor camera


LENS: 300-800mm focal length for crop sensor or full frame camera.


Slide films: Fuji Provia 400X


About Miles Hecker

Miles has been involved with photography for over forty years. He teaches digital photography at Casper College in Casper,Wyoming. His photos have won awards fromNatures Best magazine,Photo.net, The Luminous LandscapeandWyoming WIldlife . Miles’ photos have been published in American Vignette, Backpacker Magazine, Natures Best Images, Popular Photography, Wyoming Audubon, and Wyoming Wildlife. He is co-founder ofWyoFOTO LLC.


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