The Gray Wolves are coming !
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]|
|The Gray Wolf (Canis lupus lupus) is a mammal of the Canidae family. The wolf shares a common ancestry with the domestic dog (Canis familiaris), and, according to most experts, is likely the progenitor of all dogs as they exist today (in which case, the domestic dog would more accurately be classified as Canis lupus familiaris).|
Gray wolves were once abundant and distributed over much of North America, Eurasia, and the Middle East. Today, for a variety of human-related reasons including widespread habitat destruction and excessive hunting, wolves inhabit only a very limited portion of their former range.
Gray wolves, being keystone predators, are integral components of the ecosystems to which they typically belong. The wide range of habitats in which wolves can thrive reflects their adaptability as a species, and includes temperate forests, mountains, tundra, taiga, and grasslands. They continue to be hunted in many areas of the world as perceived threats to livestock and human well-being, as well as for sport.
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Hi Frederic, the shot is exciting. The wolves are a lttle out of focus but is not the problem.
- [2006-04-26 3:26]
Wooow ! Voici un beau cliché de nos loups qui défraillent la chronique. J'aime bien la composition et leur pose. Etaient-ils en pleine nature ou en parc ?
Compliments Frédéric et merci pour le partage.