Ski Plane Weekend | C-185 on Skis

Ski Plane Weekend | C-185 on Skis

Ski Plane Weekend | C-185 on Skis  This Cessna 185 made a beautiful landing on Lake Sapphire.  After some coffee, a warm up, and engaging hangar flying, I was fortunate to hitch a ride back with Steve, the pilot and owner.  He had recently completed an engine overhaul himself; aren’t all bush pilot’s also A&Ps as well as CFIIs.  Well, maybe not, but Steve let me fly a bit.  His C-185 wears skis in the winter, floats in the summer, and tires in between.  I tried to do some air-to-air photography from the copilot’s seat.  Next time, I’ll use the back seat and perhaps I’ll get better shots.  To see the entire story with all seven images, go to Ski Plane Weekend | a 7 Image Story.

Wolf Park Wolves | Wolf Stalking

Wolf Park Wolves | Wolf Stalking

Wolf Park Wolves | Wolf Stalking  Wolves are opportunists. They stalk their prey looking for weaknesses.  They rely on their endurance to chase their prey over long distances, sometimes several miles.  On the hunt, wolves like to work as a pack where each wolf carries out their role.  This image is my favorite image from Wolf Park, so far.  To see the entire story with all seven images, go to Wolf Park Wolves | a 7 Image Story.

Wolf Park Wolves | Wolf Wading

Wolf Park Wolves | Wolf Wading

Wolf Park Wolves | Wolf Wading  Wolves are good swimmers, although this water isn’t deep enough to swim.  This wolf stare almost seems like a pose for the photographer.  Makes me wonder if he looks at his prey with the same stare.  Experts tell us the stare is used for communication, including to show dominance, to challenge, or to show trust.  Guess, it’s important to know which one.  To see the entire story with all seven images, go to Wolf Park Wolves | a 7 Image Story.

Wolf Park Wolves | Wolves Playing

Wolf Park Wolves | Wolves Playing

Wolf Park Wolves | Wolves Playing  These guys are having a great time.  They are part of the main pack at Wolf Park roaming around the large enclosure.  Wolves communicate in a variety of ways including body postures, gestures, and sounds.  Sounds may include whimpers, whines, growls, barks, and, of course, the howl.  The meaning of these postures and sounds vary with the context in which they were made.  Their howl, which may be heard several miles away, may be a solo, a duet, or a chorus.  Each type of howl gets used for different reasons.  For more detailed information on wolves, go to the wolves information page on Wolf Park’s website.  To see the entire story with all seven images, go to Wolf Park Wolves | a 7 Image Story.

Wolf Park Wolves | Wet Wolf

Wolf Park Wolves | Wet Wolf

Wolf Park Wolves | Wet Wolf  Some folks have asked me, if the wolf was close.  Well, with a 135mm lens, he wasn’t right next to me, but he was still pretty close, a few feet.  If this wolf had not been socialized, the experience would have been more than a bit scary.  Of course, in the wild, I would have maybe one chance in ten million, to get this close to a wolf.  To see the entire story with all seven images, go to Wolf Park Wolves | a 7 Image Story.