I've been afforded the rare opportunity to study and photograph wolves, a significant part of North American history. The knowledge that I've gained from this experience, both in life and as a photographer is priceless and cannot be taught a classroom.
When wolves were reintroduced into Yellow Stone National Park, a positive impact was realized after the first year. With the wolves thinning the oversize elk herds, new vegetation along stream beds developed because the elk herds weren't trampling it. Birds and animals that weren't seen in the park for over a decade came back because of regained habitats and food sources.
I find it difficult to understand why man, the only predator of the wolf, is willing to bring this magnificent creature to an endangered species or worse, extinction.
We can all be a part of saving the species by supporting WOLF SANCTUARY OF PA, a non-profit rescue facility located at Speedwell Forge in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Visit their website www.wolfsanctuarypa.org or click below for more information on how you can help.