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Why are Wolves  Misunderstood  ? by PictureByPali Why are Wolves  Misunderstood  ? by PictureByPali
The Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)

The picture was taken in a national park in the northern parts of Sweden. With a Nikon D700 and a Nikon 400mm lens F2,8 and a Nikon TC-17E II teleconverter.

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Why are Wolves Misunderstood ? i would say ignorance !!!! we have so many negative stories about how dangerous they are, and how they'd rather kill you.
and i can say that wolves had allot of opportunists to kill me... and guess what THEY DIDN'T!!!

Do you think i'm right or wrong please comment!!

All comments are much appreciated i love the hear what you have to say good or bad.

If you like pictures of Wolves or lynx and other wildlife and have the time please visit my gallery and tell me what you think their is a good chance you find something you like

Yours Sincerely
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wolflove2001 Mar 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
i comepletley agree!AND!For those who think they are danfgeraus and kill all the animals please read:"the hidden life of wolves"Everything is told there abut these myths!
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:icondark-hyena:
So what if you've never been attacked by a wolf? I've seen people go up close to tigers, bears and crocodiles without getting hurt, but I never heard those people say that this demonstrated that they were not dangerous. It seems only wolf lovers make such absurd declarations.
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VirtueMineHonour Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wolves are dangerous creatures who have been known to tear the throats out of their handlers at zoos and they kill plenty of herbivores. They also frequently let their pups starve to death instead of feeding them. Do a wee bit of research on why people dislike these animals.

Decent picture though.
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MikachuSango Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As usual love the eyes^^
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Crazdude May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think that wolves have been given a pretty bad rap for many thousands of years. And now -- between over-population, population expansion to rural farm lands, and over-hunting of wild game -- people have set them up to continue to be seen as a threat.

People seem to neglect the fact that dogs are wolves that never grow up; they're puppies for their entire lives, always relying on humans for survival. Wolf is basically man's best friend that's been ostracized as the human population expands rapidly into wolf territory. The main harm wolves can cause is to the farm animals and livestock at times when hunting is difficult or prey is otherwise scarce. When given their space, they work very well to keep the ecosystem balanced (without wolves or other top-level predators, there could be many deer/moose or other prey, the vegetation may become scarce and these prey-animals could die of starvation.) By the same token, people hunt moose and deer and may make the herds to thin for wolves to sustain themselves on wildlife alone; they would have to hunt easier prey and farm animals are some of the easiest prey for wolves to catch.

All that aside, I think this is a beautiful photo and I'm consistently awed by your ability to capture such stunning photos of wolves and other wildlife! :heart: Keep up the wonderful work! :tighthug:
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In the past they were indeed misunderstood because of ignorance (being Spanish, the horrible things that were done to the Iberian wolf come to my mind), and I think some of that ignorance still remains nowadays.
Sure, they sometimes prey on livestock, wich is one of the things why they are looked down upon, at least here, but they only do it when they have no other choice.
People tend to forget that WE are the ones invading THEIR territory and that they have as much right to survive as we do. It's a shame, really...

As for the photo, I love the wolf's eyes and presence. Great shot, as always ^^.
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Amontheblack25000 Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wolves are my first love , i was hooked on them when i first so them on that wild America show not sure of you ever saw it when it was on tv. but it really made me appreciate a lot of thing but it kind of gave me a wolf cruch XD hope that is not to odd lol. but i really like this shot. those eyes really look into your soul i think though thats jsut me because i love wolf's so much lol. :+favlove:
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PictureByPali Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:) not at all i wish more people had crushes on animals then their would be more of them in the wild.. and i agree a wolf can have the most magnificent eyes and when the look right at you itīs like the look in to your soul
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Amontheblack25000 Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah they really do it like a kind of respect you just dont see any more .
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PictureByPali Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i agree totally
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