In a series of remarkable shots a pack of wolves lined up to pose for a majestic family portrait at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York. The incredible moment was caught on by one of the trail cameras at the sanctuary.
While family portraits sounds like an impossible task for any photographer, these beautiful wolves needed no one to offer them any indications about how to pose for the camera. They simply lined up in perfectly ‘V’ formation and let the trail camera to do the job. The result is spectacular with six adult wolves looking straight to the camera just as well-trained models would do.
The moment unfolded in November 2021, and shortly after, the center shared the photo online. “Stunning Wolf Family Strikes a Pose,” they called it! According to the organization, there are 11 members int his numerous wolf family, with parents Rosa and Alléno leading them. All the nine pups were born in the spring of 2018.
This isn’t the first time this wolf family is posing for the camera. Another epic family portrait was caught on by the trail cameras back in 2020. Take a peek:
A conservation and rehabilitation center, the non-profit also wants to educate the people about the crucial role played by wolves in the ecosystems. “We teach about 40,000 people a year, mostly kids, about the importance of these predators and their impact on our lands, waters and culture,” the center wrote on Facebook.
According to their website, so far 54 critically endangered red and Mexican wolves pups have born at the center, and roughly 113 endangered wolves spent time here as part of the rehabilitation programs.
“The Mexican gray wolf or ‘lobo’ is the most genetically distinct lineage of wolves in the Western Hemisphere, and one of the most endangered mammals in North America,” Maggie Howell, executive director at the Wolf Conservation Center told My Modern Met. “By the mid-1980s, hunting, trapping, and poisoning caused the extinction of lobos in the wild, with only a handful remaining in captivity.”
There are less than 200 Mexican grey wolves left in the wild across the United States!