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Tibetan Wolf

Tibetan Wolf
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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D-200, Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D AF ED, Hoya Cir. Polarizer 86mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-02 3:58
Viewed: 11232
Points: 20
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Dear friends, this is Tibetan wolf as seen confined within its premises at Gangtok High Altitude Zoological Park. I could see half of its tail only from all angles; however the current web literature does not mention it. Whether it is half congenitally or accidentally broken, I have no clue! If you can throw some light on this topic; I would be most delighted.


The Tibetan wolf is a gray wolf species (Canis lupus chanco) found in parts of Central China, southwest Russia, Manchuria, Tibet and the Himalayan regions of India, Nepal and Bhutan.

The Tibetan wolf is a large sized animal with dark colored coats. They are usually found in cold deserts or mountains.In some areas they were found in large packs migrating. It is found in the mountains of Central Asia and Himalayas.

A large canid which looks like a slim Alsatian with a big head. The wolf has grey fur intermingled with black specially with dorsal crest, forehead & tip of the tail. The wolf readily adapts to a variety of food including domestic livestock bringing it into direct conflict with the villagers.

The Tibetian subspecies is larger than the peninsular subspecies with a longer crest of black hairs on its back, and in certain cases completely black in color. They live in dry open country and in open barren uplands (Altitude 16,500 feet Tibetan plateau). They move in packs & communicate by howling and using gestures involving the ears, tails & facial muscles indicating hierarchial disputes and play.


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Hello Subhash! Wonderful wolf, amazing scene, dangerous POV, brave composition. Good luck!

Very impressive picture of the Tibetan Wolf you took in Sikkim, Dr Subhash.
I like the way the animal has made a firm eye contact with you. The image is perfectly focused and has natural colours.
Thanks and regards.

Hi Subhash

A beautifully detailed capture of this fine animal.
Nicely composed and with very good DoF.


Merhaba Subhash,güzel bir kadraj yamışsın.Ne kadar masum bakmış.Kurt fotoğrafları bana Kurlarla Dans filmini çağrıştırır.Ellerine sağlık,selamlar :)

Hi Mr. Subhash,
A nice capture of this beautiful Tibetian Wolf. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Dr. Subhash, what a wonderful capture of this lovely Tibetan Wolf from nice POV with great facial expression on its face.
TFS and cheers,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-03-02 13:45]

Hi Subhash,
Very nice capture of this Wolf.I liked eye contact,clear details,sharpness and lighting a lot.
Thanks for posting.

hello Subhash

i love your close-up photography of the Tibetan Wolf,
shot with fine POV and DOF, beautiful luminosity,
great sharpness and details of its fur, and it is that
wonderful glance of the wolf on you that i love most from the photo,



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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-03-03 19:34]

Hello Doctor So far I heard about it and seeing it for the first time. Nice shot and it looks like posing for your camera. Good shot. Ganesh

Great eye contact; it was "posing" just for you.
We have TIMBER WOLVES here in Canada. They are HARMLESS to humans. Yet we kill them off mercilessly.
We, humans, are STUPID, STUPID, STUPID. Please visit the W/S within the link of "TIMBER WOLF" and see how tame they can be.
Warm regards from Canada.

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