The Surveyor

State/Province/Region
Florida
Nearest Area
Chipley
Town
Chipley
Description

This was a rainy and cold December day in Florida. The tension on the preserve was high because Hurricane Michael had devastated the panhandle, and the largest wolf preserve in the southeastern United States. Barriers had gone down, and behaviors were slightly different than had been within the packs. Dynamics were shifting. As cleanup was ongoing and the rain pelted us, I wondered if I would obtain any decent shots, and if I could keep my gear dry. I was ill-prepared for the weather. But when Apache, this male timbewolf climbed up on some rocks and began looking over the land, I was awestruck by the look in his eyes, and his posture. I was very privileged that this moment offered me this portrait, and it is my favorite frame I've ever shot, to date. Any image I shoot can be used by this preserve to obtain funds for the care of wolves and education of the public, and so I was happy to offer them this one of Apache - The Surveyor, The Proud.

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March 12, 2019