Howling at Dusk

Howling at Dusk
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    Photographed on August 6, 2004, and featured on Wolf Park's Photo of the Day, Tristan, the alpha male wolf, howls with the setting sun.

    Wolves may howl at any time of day or night, but are most likely to howl at dawn and dusk. Howling is a means of communication, a way packs can keep in touch over distance and a howl may carry for many miles.

    To get this photo I simply used a relatively wide zoom set to 55mm and shooting on manual, I balanced the exposure I wanted in the background with the amount of illumination I wanted on Tristan by using a Canon 550 EX flash set to underexpose on stop.

    Location : Wolf Park
    Format : Digital
    Camera : Canon EOS-1D Mark II

    082004 wolf howling night flash horizontal clouds communication behavior