The Wolf Man

Wolfspark Werner Freund is a wolf sanctuary spread over 25 acres in western Germany. It is home to 29 wolves -- six distinct packs hailing from Europe, Siberia, Canada, the Arctic, and Mongolia. Researcher Werner Freund, 79, a former German paratrooper, established the sanctuary in 1972 and has raised more than 70 animals there over the last 40 years. He acquired the wolves as cubs from zoos or animal parks and has reared them mostly by hand. Werner has also taken to living closely with his wolves, behaving as an alpha male to earn their acceptance and respect. Reuters photographer Lisi Niesner recently spent some time with Freund and his wolves, capturing the interactions between these old friends.
31 Jan 2013 15:50:00
Living With Wolves

Jim and Jamie Dutcher spent six years in Idaho in a tent within the world’s largest wolf enclosure in order to observe and document the behavior of these wild animals. They got really close to the wolves and made many unique photos of wolves in their natural habitat.
04 Dec 2012 10:40:00
Pixelated Wilderness Illustrations

These Laura Bifano “Menagerie” images will surely mess with your eyes as you begin to lose sight of what’s real and what’s virtual. Inspired by her love of nature and of video game graphics, this artist made a unique collection of painted, pixelated animals, fusing the two distinct aesthetics in a harmonious and breathtaking manner.
29 Nov 2012 10:31:00