PHOTOGRAPHS

Wolves of the Greater Voyageurs Ecosystem

Photographs of the wolves and their prey in the Greater Voyageurs Ecosystem.

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Wolves of the Greater Voyageurs Ecosystem
Wolves of the Greater Voyageurs Ecosystem

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Wolf V084
Wolf V084

Wolf V084 is the breeding female of the Cranberry Bay Pack, one of the most remote packs in the Greater Voyageurs Ecosystem.

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Wolf V028
Wolf V028

Wolf V028, the breeding male of the Moose River Pack until 2018, was photographed here on a remote camera. Remote cameras are an invaluable tool for studying wolves in densely forested areas like Voyageurs.

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Wolves of the Greater Voyageurs Ecosystem
Wolves of the Greater Voyageurs Ecosystem

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From the Field

A collection of images from our time in the field studying the wolves of the Greater Voyageurs Ecosystem. 

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Collaring wolves
Collaring wolves

We collared this young yearling wolf, Wolf V095, in Spring 2020. We then studied the predation behavior of this wolf from April to October.

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Tagging wolf pups
Tagging wolf pups

To study the reproductive ecology of wolves, we visit dens to count the number of pups and to tag the individual pups with pit-tags. This work helps us understand many aspects of wolf reproduction, including wolf pup survival.

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Drawing Blood
Drawing Blood

Austin Homkes carefully collects a blood sample from Wolf V055 of the Sheep Ranch Pack. Blood samples can be used for genetics, diet, and disease/parasite screenings.

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Collaring wolves
Collaring wolves

We collared this young yearling wolf, Wolf V095, in Spring 2020. We then studied the predation behavior of this wolf from April to October.

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The Greater Voyageurs Ecosystem

Photographs of the Greater Voyageurs Ecosystem taken while doing fieldwork

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Northwoods Sunset
Northwoods Sunset

Beautiful sunsets over the lake are never in short supply in the Greater Voyageurs Ecosystem.

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Beaver Pond from the Air
Beaver Pond from the Air

The colors of beaver ponds in the fall are remarkable. This shot was taken while doing our annual beaver population survey of the Greater Voyageurs Ecosystem.

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Beaver Lodge
Beaver Lodge

One of the >1,000 active beaver lodges in the Greater Voyageurs Ecosystem.

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Northwoods Sunset
Northwoods Sunset

Beautiful sunsets over the lake are never in short supply in the Greater Voyageurs Ecosystem.

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