Gray Wolf

© Gary Jacobson

Gray Wolf

Uploaded: February 22, 2006


aperture 6.3, shutter 1/250, lens Canon 100-400 IS, location - Minnesota, name, time of day 2PM, heavy snow


William S. Briggs level-deluxe February 22, 2006


Beautiful! Great clairity. The first question that comes to mind is how did you get this shot, even with a 400mm lens? Nice job.

Bill #396963

Christina M. Brekke February 22, 2006

nice pic-he's gorgeous really clear -beautiful ! #2453273

Christina M. Brekke February 22, 2006

nice pic-he's gorgeous really clear -beautiful ! #2453274

Gary Jacobson February 22, 2006

Hi Bill, my 400mm lens is more like a 640mm lens due to the size of the digital sensor being smaller than 35mm film. This was shot at a wildlife science center at a distance of about 40 feet. Thanks for the kind comments. Regards, Jake #2453303

Janine Russell level-deluxe February 22, 2006

Gary, excellent detail, exposure, lighting and clarity. #2455634

Gary Jacobson February 23, 2006

Thanks Janine and Christina! #2456481

Donna La Mattino Pagakis March 28, 2006

Congratulations on your great photo of the day win!! Wow, this is awesome. Great work!! #2584026

Leanne M.E. Boyd March 28, 2006

Oh he is handsome! Congrats on your POTD! #2584037

Claudette Foote March 28, 2006

Congrats on your POTD!
awesome image.. #2584059

Diana Child March 28, 2006

Congrats! Incredible shot! #2584076

Nan Fischer March 28, 2006

Great catch! Congratulations on POTD! #2584088

Bill Houghton March 28, 2006

Beautiful head shot Gary. Great work on this one. #2584096

William Johnson March 28, 2006

Absolutly fantastic capture Gary - congratulations. Bill J. #2584130

March 28, 2006

Ace shot , don't get to close or you might not take another , #2584147

Joy Rector March 28, 2006

congrats on the POTD #2584167

Bridgette B March 28, 2006

Gorgeous image!! Congrats on POTD!! #2584185

Terry L. Ellis level-classic March 28, 2006

Excellent, Gary! Congratulations on your POTD!!! #2584232

Joline Frazier March 28, 2006

Such a beautiful capture, Gary. Congratulations on your POTD. #2584273

Cathy Barrows March 28, 2006

Congrats on your POTD...incredible #2584424

Gary Jacobson March 28, 2006

It was just one of those perfect winter days...lot's of gentle falling snow and flat lighting. It certainly helped that the wolves were very cooperative subjects and were quite comfortable with me sharing their space. Okay, the Alpha male didn't appreciate my presence, but the others didn't seem to mind. If you ever want to capture some wolf images in Minnesota, contact the wildlife science center in Forest Lake at, they are a non-profit and charge $75/hour to photograph the wolves. They are wild animals and not trained to pose, so you get what you get when shooting.

Thanks again for your kind comments. If you like wildlife images, feel free to check out my website:

Many Thanks,

P.S. I was surprised today because I wasn't even aware that there was a photo of the day on Better Photo. :)

Mary Clarke March 28, 2006

Many congratulations on POTD Gary, wonderful image #2584679

March 28, 2006

My wife tries to tell me that our lab/shepherd cross looks like a white wolf but if anyone is unsure of the difference between a dog and wolf look at those eyes. This is a great picture because it captures the character of the wolf, its wolfness if you like. Beautifully captured and portrayed . #2585078

Lori Carlson March 28, 2006

Those eyes are so beautiful!! Your did wonderfully with this proud subject! Thanks for sharing all you did Gary and Congrats on your "big day" with the POTD!! :0) Peace. #2585309

Kay Beausoleil March 28, 2006

Congratulations, Gary, on this captivating (and non-captive) POTD! #2585337

Carol Preflatish March 28, 2006

All I could say when I saw this was "Oh my gosh." Great shot, Gary. #2585418

Kathleen R. Struckle March 28, 2006

This is such a beautiful image. Congrats on POTD!! #2585428

Nancy Grace Chen March 28, 2006

Fabulous portrait, Jake! Love the snow and his bright eyes. Congrats on your POTD!!

Nancy #2586033

Evy Johansen level-classic March 29, 2006

Big congratulations on your beautiful POTD, Gary! #2586303

March 29, 2006

this is awsome,congratulation on the picture of the day. #2586860

Nancy Donnell March 29, 2006

Wonderful capture! Congratulations! #2587261

Liam Carragher March 30, 2006

Hi, I think this is an awesome picture. I love wolves (huskies) but I don't think I have yet seen such a good picture of one yet! Good job #2589936

Siete Meeter April 02, 2006

Congrats! Incredible shot!


Jeffrey L. Harwell May 21, 2008

Great picture, Gary. I love wolves. This would definitely be worthy of hanging on a wall in a nice frame! #5958332

Gary Jacobson May 21, 2008

Thanks Jeff! It is framed and hanging on my wall at home and also in an art gallery. If you are interested, you can purchase one yourself on my website:

Thanks for the kind comment.

Best Regards,
Gary #5958487

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