Bruno D'Amicis - Time for wolves

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

Posted on 20.12.2012
Photo info - DSLR; 500/4 + 2X; tripod.
Tags: abruzzi apennines bruno damicis italy mountains winter wildlife photography
Bruno D'Amicis - Time for wolves

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

Posted on 20.12.2012
Photo info - DSLR; 500/4 + 2X; tripod.
Tags: abruzzi apennines bruno damicis italy mountains winter wildlife photography