Suddenly a very BIG void has been filled again here on TrekNature. This wolf passed via my visual senses and stepped right (back) into my heart. The presentation "reminds me of a dear friend" I once had the privilege and pleasure to know on this site ;o). But wait, look again, mmmm, that can't be, yes it can, no it's not, yes it is, oh me goose bumps, why not? Aaaah, what a pleasure to be reintroduced to 2 old friends. WELCOME to the site and three cheers for a prosperous, prolonged and enjoyable stay.
I just love the pensive expression of this wolf. It almost seems as if it is reminiscing of days gone past and remembering the good times. At the same time it also might remember lessons learned, where to feed on the good stuff, which areas to avoid for the threat of lurking dangers like "tigers and mamba snakes" (chuckle). Then again it might also look like the wolf may be anticipating (with high hopes) better days once again.
The photographer's expert knowledge of the subject clearly shows in the final image. The composition is excellent; cutting the animal's neck at the right measure and with superb spacing in the cropping that befits this portrait. The sharp detail is a WOW, the exposure on the white fur is another WOW as that ensured perfect contrasts and outstanding lighting of the subject. Finally, that expressive eyes says it all. Pure magic.
Well done MF and TFS.
An Old Friend (72) *