Wolves have been on my photography bucket list for a while, and my father has always been a lover of wolves as well. When I did a search of wolf sanctuaries or zoos, the North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm in Cleveland, Georgia came in at the top. This was great as it meant not traveling out of the state, I could take photos of wolves and I can finally let my Pops (my dad) see some real live wolves. Our appointment lasted an hour, and our tour guide was a great young lady named Jennifer. She showed us the wolves and taught us a lot about them. The wolves were VERY friendly and easily approachable after a brief explanation of wolf behavior.
Photographically, I stayed back a bit, let my father meet and play with the wolves, and I photographed as much as I could. It was an overcast day, so I used my Tamron 70-200 f2.8 lense. When the wolves came up close to me I switched to my 50mm Nikkor lense. I shot over a thousand photos making sure I had plenty to work with. I also mounted my GoPro HERO edition video camera to the top of my Nikon D7000 to share the Photographer's Eye View of the whole event. You can see the video at the bottom.