This past Sunday I went with Bergen County Camera to the Lakota Wolf Preserve. The trip was a bit pricy, but absolutely worth the money. Out in Columbia, New Jersey, the people at the site work year-round to feed and care for not just wolves, but foxes and bobcats as well.
On the bumpy ride up to the shooting area our guide told us that during Hurricane Sandy around a hundred trees were blown down, some damaging the fences keeping the wolves in. Amazingly the trainers spent the night on top of the hill amidst the hurricane conditions making sure the wolves were safe and contained.
This was an amazing opportunity, getting to photograph these beautiful creatures in a near-natural habitat. The morning light created several challenges, but allowed for some beautiful views of the animals.