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Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?

Hmmm…not me.

I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend. We had a long weekend in Ontario (as I know my American friends did too) and really enjoyed the much needed break and time with family.  I did take a little bit of time to indulge my photography fix this weekend.  I participated in a Photo outing with my Photography club where we headed out to the Muskoka Wildlife Centre to shoot some of the animals. What made the experience really incredible is that we were allowed entry inside the enclosures with some of the animals.  Scary as that may sound it was an unbelievable experience.  The only animal we weren’t allowed to get inside with was the cougar. I guess they didn’t want the photographers to get eaten…go figure. I’ll have some pictures of him, that I took from behind the fence, later this week.

The Muskoka Wildlife Centre is not a zoo but rather an interactive learning park. The centre is a refuge for injured wildlife or wildlife that were kept as “pets” and now can’t be released back into the wild. The staff at the centre are educators and wildlife experts who are responsible for the care and well being of the animals. They were truly incredible and accommodating (with both the animals and the photographers). If you’re ever in Ontario then you should put this on your must see list.

For this shoot I rented the Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II. I’m in love with this glass and I think I better start saving:)

So for today I want to introduce you to Montana and Akayla, two Grey Wolves that we were fortunate enough to photograph.

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55 responses

  1. Wonderful pictures, Edith! This park makes me think of the Montebello park -> http://www.parc-omega.com/en/index.html

    I want to go there one day! 😀

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    February 21, 2012 at 7:56 am

    • Thanks Anne. I just had a look at the Montebello site. Looks great. I may have to make a visit next time I’m in Montreal.

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      February 21, 2012 at 12:17 pm

  2. Edith
    Wonderful shots. It’s pretty exciting that they let you into the enclosure.

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    February 21, 2012 at 7:58 am

  3. Wow Edith, these are spectacular. I am mesmerized by the second shot. Wicked cool work today!

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    February 21, 2012 at 8:06 am

  4. Outstanding shots Edith! Love the details you captured in these guys. That second shot rocks!

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    February 21, 2012 at 9:12 am

  5. I agree with the others, the second one is the best!

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    February 21, 2012 at 11:00 am

  6. Very beautiful animals, Edith. Nicely done!.

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    February 21, 2012 at 12:30 pm

  7. Fascinating story. Great series and that second shot is superb.

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    February 21, 2012 at 12:30 pm

  8. Beautiful images, Edith! Your mention of not being allowed in with the cougar is timely – we’ve recently had two reported sightings of a cougar on the small island I live on (Gabriola, in BC’s Gulf Islands). Very nervous-making…these are definitely wild animals, not to be approached – after all, they are lions!

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    February 21, 2012 at 12:38 pm

  9. What a great experience this must have been Edith. These photos are really wonderful. Looking forward to seeing some of the others you’ve captured.

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    February 21, 2012 at 1:04 pm

  10. So lovely and so beautiful photographs… Thank you dear Edith levy, with my love, nia

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    February 21, 2012 at 1:25 pm

  11. What a fantastic opportunity. You have captured the spirit of these animals nicely.

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    February 21, 2012 at 1:56 pm

  12. Nice captures, they look so noble.

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    February 21, 2012 at 2:32 pm

  13. Oh WOW Edith, these are some of my favorites of yours!

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    February 21, 2012 at 2:56 pm

  14. LOVE these images, they are all great 🙂 I can’t believe I haven’t been there nor heard of it… there might be some truth to Torontonians being ignorant and trapped in their own world!!!! 😦
    I have the first version of that glass and I love it… as heavy as it is, I almost carry it with me everywhere.

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    February 21, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    • Thanks so much. I think you’re right…I had never heard of the centre until my Photography Club started talking about it. It’s a terrific place.

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      February 21, 2012 at 6:17 pm

  15. Wonderful shots Edith!

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    February 21, 2012 at 8:13 pm

  16. BoJo Photo

    What a great park and photos Edith!

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    February 21, 2012 at 10:07 pm

  17. Outstanding shots of a beautiful creature Edith. I would love to get my hands on that 70-200 glass too.

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    February 22, 2012 at 1:02 am

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  19. Absolutely beautiful photos Edith. I would love to shoot here – I have added it to my wish list for far off destinations 🙂 Well done.

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    February 22, 2012 at 7:59 am

  20. awesomeness!

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    February 22, 2012 at 10:34 am

  21. Wow, Edith, seriously… these are amazing photographs my friend!!

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    February 22, 2012 at 1:10 pm

  22. Nice 🙂

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    February 22, 2012 at 6:54 pm

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  25. Beautiful images of these wolves. Very nice.

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    April 3, 2012 at 10:11 pm

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  27. Only one word: beautiful!

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    January 13, 2013 at 10:20 am

  28. wow. It’s really stunning photos, Edith. There is no wolf in my land. Thanks for sharing

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    January 13, 2013 at 6:11 pm

  29. They are gorgeous – the wolves and your pics!

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    January 13, 2013 at 11:51 pm

  30. Absolutely amazing photo.

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    January 14, 2013 at 11:49 am

  31. Astounding shots. Exciting experience!

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    January 25, 2013 at 1:51 pm

  32. Fantastiche foto, complimenti!!!

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    January 28, 2013 at 4:19 pm

  33. This definitely is a must-see next time we’re in the area – thanks for visiting!

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    February 1, 2013 at 9:48 am

  34. Beautiful photos
    Thank you for stopping by.

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    February 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm

  35. Beautiful creatures really enjoying your blog.

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    February 4, 2013 at 12:34 am

  36. Wow! Great post, and really fine photos.

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    March 23, 2013 at 8:02 pm

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