January 11, 2011 ·

Miles Hecker

Taos Pueblo - Wolf with scary eyes
The Phantom 



© 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 decease itself. A snowy background also isolates the animal better.

This fellow was a member of the Mollies Pack. The shot was taken in the Hayden valley in February 2008. It was an overcast afternoon and he was calling for the rest of his pack. He vanished up and over a ridge shortly after this was taken.


Like 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 800mm 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 Landscape and Wyoming 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 of WyoFOTO LLC.




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