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Copyright: Jacqueline Schnepp (Noisette) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1714 W: 4 N: 2351] (7821)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-29
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, 55-200mm f/4-5.6GED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom N
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-10-18 14:11
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Points: 58
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Hello All

the last days, i had not all days time for TN, some days i am tired and not able to wright correct critiques, or only a few, and also, i have moved in another room with my computer and have sometimes problems with internet connection, it's pity, while a have missed a lot of your beautiful shots, i hope it will be better soon

Il dedicate this Image to MARIO (oscarromulus) from cold cold Calgary

today another post from Sainte-Croix, th wolfes are the attractions in this great park, they have a very large territory in her natural habitat but luckily they are the most time not far from the visitors

another shot with the entire wolf in the workshop


The Arctic Wolf (Canis lupus arctos), also called Polar Wolf or White Wolf, is a species of mammal of the family Canidae, and a subspecies of the Gray Wolf. Arctic Wolves inhabit the Canadian Arctic, Alaska and the northern parts of Greenland.


Though the same species as a Gray Wolf, Arctic Wolves generally are smaller than the "Forest Gray Wolves" (Arctic Wolves are sometimes called "Tundra Wolves"). They are about 0.9 to 1.8 m (35 to 71 in) long including the tail; the head and body without the tail measure 1 to 1.5 m (39 to 59 in); males are larger than females and are more aggressive. Their shoulder heights vary from 0.63 to 0.79 m (25 to 31 in), shorter than other wolf subspecies of similar mass, their ears are smaller to trap body heat and their muzzles are much shorter. The males weigh 34 to 46 kg (75 to 100 lb) and females 36 to 38 kg (79 to 84 lb), but may fall in the 45 to 70 kg (99 to 150 lb) range. Arctic Wolves are smaller than other wolves and have long, thick white fur. Like other wolves, they have strong jaws with sharp teeth, including long canine teeth which tear flesh. During the winter, the Arctic Wolf grows a second layer of fur for protection during the harsh winter weather. Wolves have very good eyesight, acute hearing, and a keen sense of smell which help them hunt.


The Arctic Wolf inhabits the northern part of Greenland, the Canadian Arctic and parts of Alaska. They have lived in North America for more than two million years. When they find a den, they make a couple of chambers for food and young. Arctic wolves live on the islands of the Canadian Arctic, and the north coast of Greenland, roughly north of 70° North latitude. The Arctic Wolf is the only subspecies of the Gray Wolf that still can be found over the whole of its original range, largely because, in their natural habitat, they rarely encounter humans.

Their habitat is extremely harsh and remote, and few scientists venture into that world during the long, dark winter – even the vast majority of Inuit live further south than the Arctic wolf. As a result, the details of their lives through much of the year are virtually unknown.

The Arctic Wolf is one of the few mammals that can withstand the arctic weather. It can survive in sub-zero temperatures for years, in absolute darkness for five months per year, and without food for weeks. Arctic Wolves usually travel in packs of 2 to 20. They live in small family groups: a breeding pair (alpha male and female) and their cubs. The pack works together to feed and care for their cubs. Lone Arctic Wolves are young males that have left their pack to seek their own territories. They avoid other wolves, unless they are able to mate. Having found an abandoned territory, a lone Arctic Wolf will claim it by marking the territory with its scent, then gather other lone wolves into its pack. When the female is pregnant, she leaves the pack to dig a den to raise her pups. If the ice is too thick, she will move to a den or cave.


Like all wolves, Arctic Wolves hunt in packs, preying mainly on Caribou and Muskoxen, but also Arctic Hares, seals, ptarmigan and lemmings, and smaller animals such as waterfowl.[5] To eat rodents they must pick up their scent and find the entrance to their tiny dens to flush them out. Wolves almost never attack humans. Due to the scarcity of prey, they roam large areas, up to 2,600 km2 (1,000 sq mi), and follow migrating caribou south during the winter. They are not fast runners, instead relying on stamina to take down prey.

They kill their prey with a bite on the neck. Adult wolves have 42 teeth, their main weapon in hunting. They swallow food in large chunks, barely chewing it. They eat all of their prey, including the bones. Wolves can eat up to 20 pounds (9 kg) of meat at one meal. When they return from the hunt, wolves regurgitate some of the food for the hungry pups.


Due to the Arctic's permafrost soil and the difficulty it poses for digging dens, Arctic Wolves often use rock outcroppings, caves or even shallow depressions as dens instead. After gestation of about 63 days to 75 days, birth is in late May to early June, about a month later than Gray Wolves. The mother gives birth to 2 or 3 pups, though there may be as many as 12. This is fewer pups than Gray Wolves, which have four to five. It is generally thought that the lower number is due to the scarcity of prey in the Arctic. Pups are born blind and deaf, and weigh about one pound. They are dependent on their mother for food and protection. When they are three weeks old, they are allowed outside the den. Other wolves in the pack may take care of the mother’s pups until she returns with food.

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Hi Jacqueline..Beautiful and well timed catch with a great details..very good pose.. Simple impressive picture. TFS.

salut Jacqueline,
very nice capture with great timing and focus. He looks tired. but details very nice as like white balance. this is nice dedication to our friend Mario.
thanks for sharing.
have a good night

Hello Jacqueline,
Beautiful work, especially by the attitude of the wolf and the good crop. My special congratulations for the perfect balance on the white fur of this beautiful animal.
I hope you can relax and soon you have fully active in TN! ... Greetings and hugs from Venezuela!

A stunning shot for Mario from 'cold, cold Calgary', Jacqueline.
Nice to see you're back posting.
I do hope you've seen a doctor for that tired feeling you mention.
The resolution of this photo is amazing with sharp details, beautiful light and just the perfect frame!
Take care, my friend!

Ciao Jacqueline, che bocca, non si capisce se stia sbadigliando o se ha fame, gran bel ritratto, ottima dedica per Mario, brava, ciao Silvio

Good mOrning MF Jackqueline,

This is utterly amazing and timely capture focussed well.
I liked your POV. The exposure, clarity and composition are all flawless!
TFS and have a nice day MF!


really great capture. wolfs and foxes are moving for exitinction. we need to save them.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-19 0:53]

Hello Jacqueline,
Beautiful photo of this wolf in a nice pose with impressive teeth. Good sharpness, details and natural colours. Taken from an excellent low POV.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-19 2:08]

Hello Jacqueline.
Superb shot of this Arctic Wolf, nice composition and a wonderful pose, nice sharp details and beautiful natural colours.Best regards Siggi

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-10-19 4:42]

Bonjuor Jacqueline,
wow ...
Very good photo of this Arctic wolf.Good sharpness, details and natural colours.Nice composition too.
Best wishes,

Bonjour Jacqueline,
Rencontre pour le moins impressionnante et fort bien restituée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Jaqueline,
beautiful image of artic wolf. Perfect details and light. A great image. Regards, Paolo

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-19 7:43]

Hello Jacqueline,
an exciting and beautful capture of this artic wolf. Suerb clean white fur well shown.
How exciting to see it opened its mouth for a god actionview.


Ciao Jaqueline. Great shot for this superb animal. Perfect light and contrast.


Hola Jacqueline

bonito animal de pelaje bello y vaya dientes que tiene, perfecta composición y profundidad de campo, buen POV.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hello Jacqueline, great image of this beautiful white wolf.
Nice composition.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-10-20 4:20]
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Bonjour jacqueline,
J'espère que tu vas mieux et que ton ordinateur est plus discipliné aussi!
Une image d'un loup arctique qui baye (baille?) aux corneilles... très spécial, à moins qu'il allait avaler quelque proie invisible sur l'image. J'en avais vus aussi au zoo de Berlin et je les trouvais bien fascinants. Image originale, vraiment.

bonjour Jacqueline

belle photo de ce loup arctique, superbement focusé
avec d'excellentes netteté et détails de son fourrure blanc,



Bonjour Jacqueline
Jolie prise que ce loup
une belle capture avec de belles couleurs et teintes
l'angle est ok
Je ne l'approcherais pas de trop près ce loup .

Bravo et au revoir...JP

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-10-21 15:04]

Salut Jacqueline,c'est une capture vraiment difficile,tu as eu de la chance!! Excellent photo avec une espece tres rare a voir ici.Mes compliments et bonne journee',Luciano

Hellow Jacqueline,
Great timing with this wolf showing those dangerous teeth.Well exposed showing nice details, well done.

Am TOTALLY humbled!!!
Sincerely grateful for a dedication of a SUPERBLY focused image.
The notes are HIGHLY EDUCATIVE!!!
What "timing"??? MARVELOUS!!!
Please rest....
Lots of love from COLD COLD Calgary from you know who....

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-23 23:00]

Hello Jacqueline,
A well-timed capture of a white Wolf yawning, the POV showing the details, including his teeth with fine sharpness and exposure. The composition and contrast with the grassy BG are excellent too and I like the image in the WS.
Thanks and have a good Sunday,

Hello Jaqueline,

an nice shot from this Wolf.
Good pov, details and sharpness.
Fine colours with good managing the white.


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-10-26 13:24]

Hello Jacqueline,
What a great timing and focused.This is very scary!...
TFS and have a nice day.

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  • Aleks Silver Star Critiquer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 14] (14)
  • [2010-10-26 15:10]

Hi Jacqueline,
Great shot of this great mammal. Perfect timing. Good shutter speead clearly showing movement on the feet. A bit overexposed over the head area.

Thanks for sharing


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-10-26 18:36]

Hello Jacqueline,
A wonderfully composed image of this beautiful Artic Wolf. I am reminded of the words in a classic nursery rhyme (Oh grandma, what big teeth you have)
You managed to capture excellent detail, especially in the facial area. The colors are vivid and true and the exposure is right on the money. Well done!!

Hi Jacqueline. I have never seen this wold in real but this image is so well defined with the opened mouth for close inspection. The details are beautiful and the note is useful as always. Thanks for sharing this wonderful dedication and best regards - Jusni

Hallo Jaqcqueline,
une superbe capture, un très bon cadrage avec de couleurs belles et naturelles
Merci et félicitations
Bonne nuit

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-03-07 4:36]

Hi Jacqueline.
I like wolves so much. Your shot is also very nice for look. Pictured moment is very attractive and quality of the image is excellent too. You managed to reflect natural "clothes" of the individual with terrific details. Surroundings are also impressive and supplements the main character very well. TFS and best regards.

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