A wild wolf in Denali last night.
Yesterday I hit the road and made the long drive to Denali National Park. I arrived at about 10:30 last night, and since it was still light out, I decided to drive a few miles into the park for a look see. Much to my surprise, I came across this wolf along the road just 8 miles into the Park! She was a beauty! This was close enough to capture this with a 100-400! What a great start.
I had a nice encounter with a porcupine on the drive up – that was going to be today’s post until I found the wolf! I will save it for tomorrow.
I will probably be here for about a week. I used to come up here two or three times each summer; but last year I was here just one night, after not visiting Denali at all the year before – so I’m excited to spend some time again in this amazing National Park.
I won’t have any internet or cell coverage, so there will probably be few post during the next week or so. I do need to travel out of the park for fuel and a shower, so I will try to post to the blog then if I can, otherwise I hope to have some new material when I get back to the office. Historically, some of my most memorable wolf and bear encounters have occurred during this time of year – so maybe there will be more.
Here are more wolf photos.