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Never-seen-before pictures of the white wolf photographed in -56º F temperature. At the bottom of this page find more information about the arctic wolf and how you can create stunning home decor using these pictures of wolves.
PICTURES OF WOLVES
Enjoy our real pictures of Wolves gathered from the most frigid part of our world! See more decor ideas with Wolf pictures, learn wolf facts, much more!
The fur on the Arctic wolf is as thick and white as it is to help them survive. The extreme cold they live in had them evolve to have two thick layers of fur. The outer layer helps them stay waterproof and trap heat close to the body. This layer also grows thicker in the colder winter months to prepare the arctic wolves for the bitter winds. This enables these animals to stay warm even in the extreme cold and carry on their lives. In addition to the use of their fur, they also have smaller ears than their cousins. This reduces the surface area that heat could possibly escape from, keeping their body temperature warmer.
Additionally, due to the permanently frozen ground, their paws also have to be adapted to give them the best chance at survival. To better grip the earth and also distribute their weight evenly, they have wide paws. Their paws also have padding that gives them a good grip when they walk and insulate their feet.
Home Decor with Arctic Wolf Pictures
Creating harmony between the elements in your home can seem daunting. Especially with the added pressure of creating a wow factor. Understandably, selecting between different wall art ideas for your living room can be dizzying. After all, simply walking into the different rooms of a home can speak volumes about the person who put them together. Their passions, struggles, stories, and also personality are all on display through the media that decorate their living spaces.
As you tour through our Arctic wolf gallery, you want to find and feel a connection with a piece. What we display has little impact if there is no regard for emotion. The right piece speaks with you, a personal conversation with your heart one might say. Even a Picasso or a Dali would be tragically useless if they were packed away and never met the eyes of viewers. After all, if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, did it even make a noise? Similarly, where you display art in your home has great significance. We want the artwork that we invest ourselves and our money into to be able to have the widest reach possible. For this reason, areas that experience more of your life are excellent backdrops for your art.
The Living Room
Living rooms are such interest for good reason, and as a result, deserves some attention. They are the most popular spaces where the family gets together. The place where you invite your close friends and guests. Investing some time into deciding what you want to show off in your living room will make it much easier to coordinate all the art decor. Most importantly, it’s important not to take it too seriously. The goal at the end of the day is to create a space that you enjoy and the only opinion that matters, in the end, is yours. You can’t get the same feeling with ordinary stock photos that you will get with our exclusive photos.
Climate change in the higher Arctic is very evident. My wolf pictures show the incredible landscape. As the temperature increases, sea ice is also impacted. These changes will affect wolves in Canada’s High Arctic. Acting through three trophic levels such as vegetation affected, herbivores, and wolves. A wolf pack dependent on muskoxen and Arctic hares will be affected because if vegetation is gone. The herbivore animals would move or reduce in number. This, in turn, leads to the wolves starving. Wolves have two layers of fur because of the extreme cold conditions they are adapted to living in. You can see the detail of their fur on our large-sized arctic wolf images. If it keeps getting warmer, then their body will have more heat which would lead to fresh issues in health.
Climate change in Canada
Global climate change may affect the snow wolf in Canada’s High Arctic acting through three trophic levels (vegetation, herbivores, and wolves). A wolf pack, like seen in my wolf images, is dependent on muskoxen.
Many cultures greatly appreciate wolves, both and the past and in the present. Whether in person, pictures by fine art photographers, paintings, illustrations, or stories, wolves have been depicted for centuries. There are both negative depictions of savage cunning wolves and positive depictions of strong and brave wolves. Countless stories, fables, and myths have depicted these animals to be courageous and fearsome creatures. While their real-life counterparts aren’t magical creatures in a literal sense, those who have interacted with them may say otherwise. Today, wolves are photographed and studied quite extensively. Many photographers are drawn to capture them in photos for their natural beauty and majesty. These canines come in many different species and variations. I have had the privilege of getting to follow and photograph the arctic wolf.
While beauty is subjective, I have a particular soft spot for arctic wolves. No other wolf has the same impeccable plush white coat. This unique coat is a product of its extreme winter habitat. Other species of wolves can also live in snowy regions and have some white coloration as well, but the absolute white of the arctic wolf is a sight to see. I am so fond of these wolves that I subjected myself to impossible conditions to be able to photograph them. With great honor, we proudly share our animal print wall art with you all. Select from our wide collection of popular premium pictures of wolves.
Rarely Seen White Wolf Photos
Many fine art photographers would say that it’s so difficult to take pictures of wolves which are also known as white wolves or polar wolves. My knowledge of this amazing creature grew as I set out to create snow wolf art. They are a subspecies of grey wolves native to Canada’s Queen Elizabeth Islands, from Melville Island to Ellesmere Island. As I set out to capture arctic wolf photography, I have learned so much about this amazing animal. Arctic Wolves have achieved life spans of over 18 years or so in captivity; however, in the wild, the average life span is only 7 – 10 years. They are a medium-sized subspecies as seen in my wolf images. Distinguished from the northwestern wolf by its smaller size, its whiter coloration, its narrower braincase, and also larger carnassials. I have learned so much in my expedition to photograph wolf images.
Since 1930, there has been a progressive reduction in size in Arctic wolf skulls, which is likely the result of wolf-dog hybridization. I have learned so much when I took photos of a wolf, enjoy the pictures of wolves and their amazing facts.
Arctic Wolf and Humans Interactions
The Arctic wolf is relatively unafraid of people and also can be coaxed to approach people in some areas. This made my experience taking beautiful pictures of wolves just a little easier. The wolves on Ellesmere Island don’t fear humans, because they very seldom see humans. In 1977, scientists were approached by 6 wolves on Ellesmere, one snow wolf leaped at one of the scientists. A number of incidents involving aggressive wolves have occurred in Nunavut. Where the wolves have lived in close proximity to the local weather station for decades and also became habituated to humans.
One of these wolves attacked 3 people, was shot, and also tested positive for rabies. Little is known about the movement of the Arctic wolves, mainly due to climate. The only time at which the wolf migrates is during the wintertime when there is complete darkness for 24 hours. They are very popular but so difficult to research. I photographed these real pictures of wolves in March.
Photos of wolves shot in: Grise Fiord, Upper Arctic, Canada.
Seven months of planning, for seven minutes with the Arctic Wolf
It took me three and a half-day on a plane ride and then 9 hours on a snowmobile to get in the area where I could take pictures of wolves. It was the result of seven months of planning, and a week of subjecting myself to some of the harshest conditions known to man that I managed to capture arctic wolf photography and also more photos of beautiful Arctic wildlife. This was a once in a lifetime experience that is a dream come true for all fine art photographers to capture white wolves.
My quest to take the best photos of wolves started when I was looking up animals living in extreme weather conditions. Not knowing the challenges this kind of photography endeavor would demand, I made up my mind to take pictures of the tundra wolf. I researched all the facts about it, from its arctic habitat, diet, weight, population, behavior… Everything I could put my hands and eyes on to create snow wolf art.
My journey in search of the Arctic snow wolf
This is how my story to capture images of the arctic wolf that begins. It was a long journey all the way from New York to Grise Fiord in northern Canada. It took four flights over three and a half days to get to my tundra wolf tracker, Raymond. Then, another 8-9 hour on a snowmobile ride to get close to the white arctic wolf — or so we thought.
All my research knowledge went out the door when I had to face temperatures as low as -56ºF. I had never seen or experienced anything like this. I felt so helpless to the environment trying to create snow wolf art. What was I thinking? Why did I decide to take Arctic wolf photos? Why did I go after this, over several other options? These questions kept playing in my head when I was in a tent waiting for the wolf to appear. For days, nothing happened. The Arctic wolf did not show, I was disappointed. I just didn’t have the strength to keep going – mentally and physically. We packed up all our equipment and decided to leave.
And then, a gift from God
Raymond’s (my tundra wolf tracker) house was 8 hours away from our location. I wanted to take images of an arctic wolf. Heartbroken, we left for civilization. But then – after riding for one hour, Raymond stopped. He looked at me and smiled – I could not see any wolves, but I immediately realized Raymond had spotted one. Or rather, eight! To my pleasant surprise, it was an entire pack! The ones in my white wolf photos were smaller than the gray wolf, but they were still pretty large in size. They walked towards us without fear and also came as close as 10 feet from us. I got my 7 minutes with them and then just as they appeared, they walked away over the mountain. I’m so proud to share these amazing pictures of wolves with the world.
Order Arctic wolf fine art wall prints from Ejaz Khan Earth
I was lucky enough to photograph the white wolf aka canis lupus arctos at a close distance. I am able to print large size prints as a result. For our exhibition, we printed 4 feet by 6 feet images of an arctic wolf that brought it back to life. We offer them in five different sizes of white wolf photos. They are so far north and so difficult to get close to many. Our art buyers jumped on the opportunity of ordering an image on our website or in person at the exhibition. These rare Arctic Wolf photographs make for ideal decor, for home, office, and also establishment. Our wolf images are available to order in a variety of sizes, print material, and also framing options. Our animal print wall art is one of a kind and exclusive to Ejaz Khan Earth.
These pictures of arctic wolves make for ideal wall decor, for home, office, or establishment. Part of the sale amount goes towards organizations that help preserve these magnificent beasts from the effect of climate change.
Conservation: How we help animals affected by climate change, and how you can help
Giving back is so important to me. On my expedition to capture arctic wolf pictures, I saw first hand the damage done to the animals and also the planet. I knew I had to do something about climate change. The direction and also my pictures of an arctic wolf led me to conservation groups and also organizations. As one of NYC’s fine art photographers, our wolf images art exhibitions support local and also worldwide conversations.
As a fashion photographer, I pay the models. In wildlife, I can not pay the creatures in my wolf images. So to give back, I joined conservation organizations such as Wolf Conservation Center and World Animal Protection.
A percentage of the sale of any white wolf pic is donated to these organizations. When you buy our wolf images, not only do you have an inspiring photo, but you will also be helping wildlife.
How we photographed Arctic Wolves
Since it’s so difficult to capture pictures of an arctic wolf, Nikon USA asked me to do an interview with them, you can read it here.
If you love wildlife in the snow, you’ll enjoy our short film of the polar bear and reindeer from Svalbard, Norway.
Arctic Wolf Photography Exhibition
VIEW our NYC art gallery exhibition of pictures of Wolves and more fine art photos. Some people often ask is photography art, come see it for yourself at our next gallery show.
For stories about our arctic wolf art, facts on snow wolves, and also more wildlife trips and photography, visit our wildlife blog. You can also know more about our expedition in Chile to photograph/ film The Mountain Lion.
My journey to the Arctic wolves
My passion for taking a fine art photo has always been pushing the boundaries of human endurance, coming as I did from the bylines of Mumbai to the Big Apple, and also exploring the harshest extremes of nature. The lure of Alaska had beckoned. But now I wanted to push the envelope beyond that to the rugged terrain of the icy arctic snow to Grise Fiord, in the northernmost part of Canada, population 132. Planning the snow wolf journey has to be meticulous and took 7 months. Someone finally willing to take me to space where no USA photographer had gone before & tracked the Arctic Wolf at the North Pole to capture wolf images.
The desolate location found me sitting in a tiny 6seater aircraft, which took three days to reach Grise Fiord. The tiny aircraft was forced to land midway in a blizzard, with no one around, & also no connectivity to normal life. A panic attack got me, scared of the isolation & fearful of dying alone & anonymous in the cold Arctic snow. I broke into cold sweat despite the sub-Arctic temperatures. When I reached the tiny town of Grise Fiord, I met Raymond who was to be my wolf tracker! I went into another bout of shock looking at him, whom I thought would need help himself, let alone be able to support my quest for the Arctic Wolf. Nevertheless, we left town, on an 8-hour snowmobile ride. The destination was a desolate wilderness. No trees, no grass, no signs of life other than the two on the snow.
The Journey to Create Arctic Wolf Art
No roads, no paths to follow, just oceans of snow, me, and also my wolf tracker. We pitched our tent at -56 F and that was to become our home for the next 9 days. The artic could just as well have been the land of the midnight sun since the daylight shone even up to midnight on a clear night. Yet it felt like it was only 4 pm. Since we were two of us on a snowmobile, there was a weight restriction & so we carried limited supplies. We awoke the next morning to search for wildlife so we could eat for the next 9 days.
Knowing what does arctic wolves eat, we could possibly find wolves by finding traces of their prey. The biting arctic cold was oppressive & hostile and even 6 layers of warm clothing could not protect me. Covered in polar bear skin pants, I began to understand how the animal felt, in its own natural habitat.
Our hunt began for food, it was one of the highlights of my trip. Once our search had ended, we pitched a tent as a base camp which was a mile away, from where I would stalk my arctic wolf prey to shoot on celluloid. Few people can relate to the isolation of being alone with yourself. The elements and also your maker holds a mirror up to your soul when you spend 15-18 hours alone in nature. The wilderness offers you no second chances and no toilets, no showers, and also no bedrooms.
An Experience Like No Other
It was such an eye-opening experience to photograph wolf images. Some critics may say is photography art, we strongly believe it is. We dedicate our lives to this art form. Our dinners each night is frozen air-cured slices of wild Musk Ox served cold, and sleep in a basic sleeping bag deep within the snow. I wonder how the snow wolves spend their night. Sitting in mounds of snow for hours on end in total isolation brings home the stark reality of who you are and also how insignificant a being the human is, amongst God’s Creations. The experience sets the soul free.
The Journey of Life
The frailty of humanity is best expressed when confronted with solitude & battling the elements of nature’s fury – be it snowstorms, blizzards, hurricanes, tidal waves, or earthquakes, making you one with your maker, brings reality to the forefront. I became delusional, like the protagonist Pi Patel in Yann Mattel’s “Life of Pi”, seeing things in the -50 sub-zero temperatures and also freezing cold & loneliness, the only solace is that I could meet my tracker at nights when I returned for the day. Less than 7 days into the expedition, my delusions became more vivid and I began to see artic snow wolves in the moving blizzards of snow.
My fingers numbed without sensation, my feet frostbitten, and also my personal organs that had developed a mind of their own. From Mahim to Manhattan, the cacophony of human chaos presents a symphony of sound when compared to the high pitch of silence in the Arctic circle, and at times I prayed for the cacophony to return. Having faced all the adversities one could think of in one week, I decided to call off the expedition on the 7th day, frustrated and broken within, that I was defeated, not by the elements of nature alone, but by the gremlins within my mind.
Once the snowmobile was packed and heading to town 8 hours away, I was suddenly stopped in my tracks. The elusive Arctic Wolves appeared on the horizon. Almost to bid me goodbye, as I was giving up my expedition into the snow wolves territory. Divine intervention or poetic justice, it was the highlight of a week of adversity and also terrifying loneliness. I faced nature’s elements, yet meeting the beauty of the Wolves in their pristine natural habitat, untouched by a human hand or even a cell phone tower. There are times that one marvels at the magnificence of a solitary existence, this was one of those times. I have been so fortunate to learn to make myself one with my nature and also surroundings. My passion has brought me to capture white wolf photos, the Musk Ox, the Puma, Arctic wolves, the Alaskan Bear, and also Camargue Horses.
Photo of Arctic Wolf
This up-close photo of the arctic wolf is one of my favorite animal pictures that I have photographed. I have always challenged myself to do things in order to get out of my comfort zone. This collection of wolf images proves it. Traveling to isolated places where wildlife has never interacted with humans. Being miles and miles away from human contact to create art is my passion. Each new destination I visit becomes bigger and more exciting from the last. I have been to countries and also regions in this world with the hottest temperatures. But being in frigid areas like Norway, Alaska, and also Canada is my dreamland. I love being in extreme weather conditions just like the snow wolves. Feeling the cold throughout my skin is such a thrill and also motivation to always keep taking arctic wolf images.
At times, my challenges work, but for the most part, they result in learning from experience. My Arctic trip to take arctic wolf images was a great challenge. I learned my limits. But the breathtaking landscapes of snow-covered mountains, the massive glaciers, the crystal clear waters make it all worth it. Capturing and also curating this collection of wolf pictures has been a highlight in my wildlife photography career.
Arctic Wolf FAQ
The wolf is legendary for a reason, and we are beyond happy to capture the power and also the majesty of this creature in its natural habitat. You can view many wolf images as you see fit from our wolves gallery. Enjoy these FAQs of the beautiful wolf.
A: Arctic wolves are the only subspecies of the wolf that is not endangered. This is due to it being in isolated regions. They are away from hunters and also habitat destruction, unlike their southern relatives. We were honored to capture these wolf images.
A: There are about 200 wild Arctic wolves left in the world.
A: Our Arctic Wolf pictures are rare as it lives in one of the most secluded regions in the world. We offer a vast collection of fine art photo prints customizable for any home or office. We welcome you to search and find your favorite images.
A: Arctic wolves are also known as white wolves or polar wolves. They are native to Canada’s Queen Elizabeth Islands, from Melville Island to Ellesmere Island.
A: Arctic wolves as adults are 3.9 – 6.6 ft. in length. Weighing about 66 – 180 lbs for males and 51 – 120 lbs for females. As you can see in our photos, they are simply amazing.
A: The arctic wolf provides security as it is a top predator in their habitat. They have extremely strong sharp teeth that help them take down their prey. With all of their defenses and protection within the packs, few animals are any threat to the arctic wolf.
A: Arctic wolves eat in packs. They search and hunt caribou and musk-oxen. They also eat Arctic hares, ptarmigan, lemmings, and other small animals including nesting birds.
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