The Young Wolf Lurks In The Dark
Even though humans don’t have to fear wolves, if you get in the middle of an angry pack, you need to be careful. Photographer Aare Udras knew these risks as he photographed in the Estonian forest. He said, “in my surroundings, the wolf is the most intelligent animal, with extremely well-developed senses. They also learned to read and understand human activities. All that makes photographing them a great challenge.” He set out at night, which runs its own risks with other wildlife that may lurk in the area. He discovered a small ditch in a beaver dam. But it didn’t happen overnight. “In about 6-7 months, I got lucky. This young wolf photographed herself, letting me have a recording. This photo shows well how relaxed the wolf is, even while jogging on the beaver’s dam in absolute darkness.” He captured this photo we see here, titled “Young Wolf.” She’s looking directly at the photographer, allowing him to snap her photo (Vice).