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Gray Wolf

Canis lupus


A large canine with a long and bushy winter coat. Gray wolves are predominantly mottled gray in color, although nearly pure white, red, and brown or black also occur.


Anywhere they want to be. Tundra, forests, plains, mountains. They form packs and will follow wherever their prey leads them up to several hundred miles.


This is a lifetime first and was a bucket list item for me. Absolutely my favorite animal on earth. Obviously, I want to see more, but I got to see this one because my tour bus in Denali was stopped because of heavy snow for over an hour. This wolf showed up while I was taking pictures of the accumulating snow and slowly trotted down the length of the river while I watched. I also took a short video that I may try to add to this spotting later.

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Alaska, USA

Spotted on May 30, 2017
Submitted on May 31, 2017

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