A black wolf with light colored eyes and some white fur on its muzzle, wearing a tracking collar, looking towards its right.

Wolf, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. June, 2019.

I’m kicking myself for not nailing the focus on this one, but I was so shocked when I unexpectedly saw this huge wolf and three of its friends on the side of the road, I barely had a chance to shoot a few bursts through my car window before they all went on their way, and didn’t have the presence of mind to even check my settings. I swear there must be some primal, ancestral instinct that kicks in when you see a wolf, because so far no other wildlife I’ve seen in the Tetons has given me this kind of emotional reaction of just pure, intense awe.

Published on August 23, 2019

Taken with a Fujifilm X-T3 + XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR + 1.4x

560 mm focal length 1/180″ at f/8 ISO 6400