Top Shot: Family Portrait

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Out on the sea ice in Davis Straight off the coast of Baffin Island in April of this year, I spotted this mother and her newborn cubs atop an iceberg. The backlighting framed them so nicely. Photograph by John Rollins

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21st of July 2016

Answering the call

“After living with and filming wolves for 40 years I’ve learned some important lessons about what to do and not to do with the pack. The only way to capture meaningful and intimately revealing behavior is to respect their sensitivities and intolerances. If an important rule is violated it is never forgotten, especially if it involves the young and the space around the den. Make one mistake and the pack will react and then quietly “disappear”, from the situation.”

- Jim Brandenburg, source