Bruno D'Amicis - Time for wolves


On a cold winter morning, in a pure, white and quiet landscape, four wolves were moving on a distant mountain ridge. The sight was extremely beautiful.
“Where do they go?” I wondered then. “How many adventures, kills, fights, cold nights, escapes from human enemies… would they experience in one year?”
I so wanted to get answers to those questions but could not find them anywhere. “Those animals live their lives everyday, since thousands of years”, I thought, “but still we cannot see them apart from rare occasions.”
Or, is it maybe us who don’t want to see them?
If they are so rare and secretive, there is probably no strategy, nor trick, that might help me to watch and photograph them on a consistent basis. The only weapons in my hands are thus only patience and time, I came to believe. But how much time can I find in one year to chase these ghosts in their territories? Would the professional in me be able to find enough time and justify it economically? With this premises I am up to undertake a rather ambitious project and see how much space can wilderness still find in my life. I will let you know how it goes and if I will ever succeed…

So long, it has been great sharing one full year together with You and I wish you all an even greater 2013, with all the “time for wolves” that you might find in your lives!

Location: Abruzzi, Italy

Tags: abruzzi, apennines, bruno damicis, italy, mountains, winter

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  1. Zoltan Nagy said:

    20/12/2012 08:50

    Terrific image Bruno! I love it when justice is given to wild European wolves living in this "man's world". Good luck finding more time, and I'm looking forward to seeing the whole series!


  2. Oriol Alamany said:

    20/12/2012 08:57

    Great Bruno! With so many zoo wolves pictures around, seeing wolves in the wild is ever a wonderful sight!

  3. Werner said:

    20/12/2012 08:58

    One of my favorites ;) - Great (and hard) work!

  4. Luciano said:

    20/12/2012 09:19

    Sono sicuro che troverai il tempo.:-)
    Buon Natale e Buon anno.

  5. Johan Van Hoof said:

    20/12/2012 10:15

    Bruno, Superb picture and interesting text that comes with it !

    I wish you the best of luck and success in your new photographical project ! Really hope you can keep on taking such wonderful photos.

    to all: Have a Happy Newyear and keep this blog running, one of the most interesting sites on the internet !


  6. Luciano said:

    20/12/2012 17:28

    wild,wild, WILD....!
    bravo Brù!

  7. Marco Spada said:

    20/12/2012 20:01

    Bellissima soprattutto per la composizione!

  8. Oliver said:

    20/12/2012 22:11

    This is a very emotional picture! Great!!! I like...

  9. Sven Zacek said:

    21/12/2012 07:56

    Wow! I was trotting around this week hoping to see something similar. Exceptional experience Bruno and thank you for sharing!

  10. Bruno said:

    21/12/2012 10:21

    Dear friends, many thanks everyone for the kind words. I have long awaited and envisioned encounters of this kind, but it is super difficult to be there at the right time and place and it takes really much effort, especially because I don't bait them. I have estimated that now I have a (good) ratio of about 1 wolf photographic encounter/1 month of work... ;-)))

  11. Kamil Soóš said:

    21/12/2012 14:26

    Fantastic Buno and very good ratio:-))

  12. Armando Maniciati said:

    23/12/2012 17:40

    Fantastica e composizione perfetta!!!
    Happy Holidays, and a great New Year!