We’ve all heard of the dangers of photographing wild animals, particularly the larger predators, such as lions, tiger, bears, and, in this case, wolves. Wolves are cunning, hungry, and not very friendly toward intruders. And they travel in packs. All of which makes this video peculiar. Instead of these wolves fighting the photographer, they’re fighting each other over the photographer—for his affection:
If you’re wondering how this photographer can get so close to these wolves without being eaten, know that these wolves are not wild. The man’s name is Monty Sloan, and he is the photographer guide at Wolf Park in Battle Ground, Indiana. The wolves are raised in the park and are familiar with human contact, unlike their wild counterparts. So it should go without saying that you should never try to approach wild wolves—even tame ones can be dangerous.
Wolf Park is a non-profit organization whose aim is to learn more about wolves and the importance of the roles they play in our environment. If you want to take photos of wolves yourself, you can schedule a session with Monty Sloan and spend the entire day in Wolf Park.
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