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Arctic Wolf

Canis lupus arctos


"The Arctic Wolf is a species of mammal of the family Canidae, and a subspecies of the Gray Wolf. Arctic Wolves inhabit the Canadian Arctic, Alaska and the northern parts of Greenland... The Arctic Wolf is the only subspecies of the Gray Wolf that still can be found over the whole of its original range, largely because, in their natural habitat, they rarely encounter humans."


Spotted at the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park.

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30 Comments (1–25)

arou4658 a year ago

I want to see this creature someday

MarkGuerin 6 years ago


Desmond.E.S.O 7 years ago


Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 9 years ago

love the second photo!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Wow... Its accurate now... I really missed that pose..4th is pose in which this Wolf look very much comfortable.

RonMejia 10 years ago


mini 10 years ago

amazing photos! thank you for sharing these :)


MaryOhkwari 10 years ago

Thanks, hope I just fixed it lol. :P

DanielePralong 10 years ago

Still glitched for me. Great spotting Mary

MaryOhkwari 10 years ago

Thank you for all the input and favorites! :)

Is the fourth image still glitched? It's showing up fine on my computer, but that may be because I'm the uploader.

Wonderful animals, and great pics!

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

Nice spotting!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Hmmm.. You are right Wolf, Fox and Wild Dogs are group hunters.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Mary check 4th picture is duplicate or unfinished... Like to see it... Please delete and reload.

RobynDempsey 10 years ago

Beautiful wolves. It must be great being able to see wildlife like that and then catching it on film!!!!

MelissaOneill 10 years ago

Thank you Mary I love the pics of the wolves.

Carolina 10 years ago

Mary, that is such a beautiful description on your last comment.
Beautiful wolves and beautiful pictures, congratulations! :)

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 10 years ago

Congrats, amazing shot

MaryOhkwari 10 years ago

Added two other photos to the set. :)

MaryOhkwari 10 years ago

Thank you so much for spotting of the day! :) These two sister wolves are awesome creatures. I've spent ages by their enclosure, photographing, observing (and being observed by) them. The two Arctic wolves at the park were brought in young, and raised there, so they are quite approachable and do not show aggression (through the cage, at least) towards humans, and both of them, as well as the other pair of gray wolves, are very social with the visitors. They almost always greet people, get excited when they walk past and talk to them, and they will even howl along with groups of children that stop at the enclosure and howl to get the wolves to join. :)

Although I disagree with the ownership of wolves and other wild animals by those who don't fully understand and know how to live with them, in watching these wolves, I quickly saw how similar they are in nature and behavior to domestic dogs in many ways. They're such fascinating and beautiful animals. :)

sallyjomonster 10 years ago

Beautiful photos. Well done on "Spotting of the Day". Well deserved!

peter 10 years ago

Spotting of the Day!

"Arctic wolves hunt in packs. A lone wolf does not survive due to the fact they cannot kill alone."

MaryOhkwari 10 years ago

Thank you both! :)

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Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, Canada

Spotted on Sep 29, 2011
Submitted on Sep 29, 2011


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