Wolf games II

This year, as it happened in 2012, we had again the enormous luck of witnessing, for more than 20 minutes, the exploits of four Iberian Wolf (Canis lupus signatus) youngsters playing in a clearing of the forest, close to their den, very high up in the mountain. The pictures were taken at 9.30pm (with a very high 2500 ISO) and at more than 400m distance (with a 500mm lens and a 2x extender) hence the image quality is poor... but as a document, they are invaluable to me... Just knowing that there are still young wild wolves playing in our mountains makes me feel really happy...

Este año, tal como ocurrió en 2012, tuvimos la enorme suerte de ver cuatro hermanos de Lobo Iberico (Canis lupus signatus) jugando en un claro del bosque, cerca de la lobera, muy arriba en la montaña. La foto está tomada a las 9.30pm (con un ISO de 2500) y a mas de 400 metros de distancia (con un 500mm y un duplicador 2x) con lo que la calidad de la imagen es pobre, pero como documento tiene mucho valor para mi: el solo hecho de saber que aún hay, en nuestras montañas, jóvenes lobos jugando, me hace sentirme mucho mas feliz...

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Nikon D7000, Nikon 500mm F4, 2x extender, tripod
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Date: 02/08/2013

Location: Picos de Europa, Spain

Photographer: Arturo de Frias

Wolf games II

This year, as it happened in 2012, we had again the enormous luck of witnessing, for more than 20 minutes, the exploits of four Iberian Wolf (Canis lupus signatus) youngsters playing in a clearing of the forest, close to their den, very high up in the mountain. The pictures were taken at 9.30pm (with a very high 2500 ISO) and at more than 400m distance (with a 500mm lens and a 2x extender) hence the image quality is poor... but as a document, they are invaluable to me... Just knowing that there are still young wild wolves playing in our mountains makes me feel really happy...

Este año, tal como ocurrió en 2012, tuvimos la enorme suerte de ver cuatro hermanos de Lobo Iberico (Canis lupus signatus) jugando en un claro del bosque, cerca de la lobera, muy arriba en la montaña. La foto está tomada a las 9.30pm (con un ISO de 2500) y a mas de 400 metros de distancia (con un 500mm y un duplicador 2x) con lo que la calidad de la imagen es pobre, pero como documento tiene mucho valor para mi: el solo hecho de saber que aún hay, en nuestras montañas, jóvenes lobos jugando, me hace sentirme mucho mas feliz...

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Nikon D7000, Nikon 500mm F4, 2x extender, tripod
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Date: 02/08/2013

Location: Picos de Europa, Spain

Photographer: Arturo de Frias