Appreciate the amazing beauty of wolves

Most people are familiar with the concept of an Alpha male, as it pertains to wolf packs, but larger packs will often also have an “omega” wolf. This wolf is at the bottom of the pecking order and is also often the target of the alpha’s and pack’s “social aggression,” even to the point of being exiled.

Gray wolves differ slightly in size, color, and skull size across different regions, with such slight differences that scientists don’t always agree on how many races there are. Twenty-four subspecies were originally defined in North America, but today many believe there may be as few as five different wolf subspecies in North America.

Wolves use urination and defecation as a form of scent marking, allowing them to claim and mark their territory. When breeding season nears, alpha pairs will often urinate in the same spot to alert other wolves that a pair has already bonded, and also perhaps as a signal to each other they are ready to mate.

Howling is used by wolves for several functions: reassembling the pack after a long chase, as a social bonding method, and to protect its territory against other packs. Wolves tend to howl more when they are protecting something, like their pups or food, to warn any other packs in the area to beware.

Responses to "30 Pictures That Will Make You Fall In Love With Wolves"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Freaken AWESOME!!!! Love all the pic.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful pictures, love them.

  3. Anonymous says:

    These are beautiful!Thank you so much for sharing. ~Gail~

  4. Joules says:

    Beautiful, Beautiful animal but unfortunately totally misunderstood by the majority of people, such a shame. Lovely pictures.......

  5. Unknown says:

    Great photos, thanks for sharing

  6. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful :-))) to be shared and shared !

  7. Diese Tiere sind sooooo schön und edel und zeigen ihre Seele. Ich liebe sie alle.

  8. Fili says:

    They are so beautiful !!

  9. Anonymous says:

    thank you for the pictures of my brothers....I love the group kissing....WOW makes my day...

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  11. Anonymous says:

    I was in love with wolves already but the photos are amazing. They are demons who kill these magnificent creatures.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I have always loved wolves

  13. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful pictures of the wolf

  14. Anonymous says:

    Wolves inspire decency

  15. Anonymous says:

    I think there is nothing as beautiful as wolfs. I admire them and stand in awe I believe they are the only animal that never bent before man.They still run wild and free and live there lives as they have for thousands of years. Isnt that cool to know????? Just love this site and all others on wolfs. Judith Larimer

  16. wolf lover says:

    love wolves, they are one of the most beautiful animals on the planet..let's all keep trying to keep them with us!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Maybe when people have the myths about wolves stripped away through education they will then appreciste them for the beautiful animals they are not as the fairy tale of Red Ridinghood portrays them as eating peook e up.

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  19. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful! Love them!

  20. science1 says:

    So beautiful!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Nothin' short of SENSATIONAL imaging!!! We have - so much to learn from friend wolf.

  22. I 'am already in Love with Wolves

  23. Unknown says:

    Totally Awesome pic's thanks for sharing !

  24. Anonymous says:

    I love these pictures so much!!! Thank you for sharing them!!!

  25. Anonymous says:

    Why isn't there a Share for Facebook? How do I share on my page??

  26. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! We must protect these majestic & family oriented creatures!

  27. Anonymous says:

    Soo beautiful <3<3 Wolves are amazing wonderful animals!! I love them <3

  28. fan de loup je suis et fan je le resterait on me surnome loupsolitaire29

  29. y faut les proteger au lieu de vouloirs les detruire tel est ma penser

  30. Anonymous says:

    Lovey wolves all the pictures are sensational thanx for sharing !

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  32. Michelle says:

    absolutely beautiful as always

  33. Dixie says:

    Beautiful mysterious animals with such a tight pack structure loving/protective family. They have great intuition as well. Just a wonderful peak into their lives. ..... Thank you for sharing.

  34. Anonymous says:

    they are beautiful!

  35. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful pictures. Wolves are so misunderstood as they only kill for food. For those who attempt to educate people about wolves (U.S. Wolf Refuge, Sparks, Nevada), keep up your good work. Maybe someday people come to see these beautiful animals are not to be feared but revered.

  36. Ookami says:

    I need more pics :ooo
    So beautiful!

  37. Needs more black wolves.. just saying.. not biased or anything

  38. Anonymous says:

    Great pictures, they sure beautiful animals.

  39. Unknown says:

    very cool pictures of my favorite animal, the wolf.

  40. Anonymous says:

    I have always admired Wolves and these pictures are amazing. They just enhance my admiration even more.

  41. Anonymous says:

    I already lobe wolves but these pics are great

  42. pilvikki says:


  43. Anonymous says:

    Amazing beauty ... Such loving and loyal souls ... I love them <3 ... stunning pics, thank you for sharing them :-) ..... Ron of Pennsylvania

  44. Anonymous says:

    I'm in love!!

  45. Anonymous says:

    What we can learn from wolves if only we took the time.........

  46. Anonymous says:

    I wish more people understood

  47. Anonymous says:

    I'm a wolf nut, I have so many pictures, plates, a sword, goblets and statues of wolves in my home and keep looking for more things! As always the wolf is a very majestic animal, beautiful pictures!

  48. says:

    Your wolf pictures are fantastic . Should be made into a calendar .

  49. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful!!! I LoveThe One With The Snow And The Two White Wolves. I Just Hope That Pic.Are Not The Only Place We Can See Them In The Future.

  50. Anonymous says:

    beautiful :)

  51. Anonymous says:

    awesome pictures

  52. Anonymous says:


  53. Anonymous says:

    wow, just stunning, so beautiful. thanks for sharing.

  54. Anonymous says:

    I Collect anything wolves I love them they just protect there own ....n yes they need to eat....we are in there space

  55. Anonymous says:

    all the pictures are fantastic I think that wolves are a beautiful animal

  56. Katherine Gipple says:

    Well put!

  57. Anonymous says:

    my SHADOW, my SPIRIT guide,,,,,,,,,,,, THE WOLF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  58. Carina E says:

    Fabulous and fantastic photos!!!

  59. Gillian from UK says:

    Such beautiful animals, all mother natures animals are stunning to me :)

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  61. Chipper says:

    They are such beautiful creatures <3

  62. Jerry says:

    outstanding photos of these beautiful animals

  63. M.J. says:

    gorgeous wolf seeing them in nature the way it should be!

  64. Unknown says:

    Absolutely beautiful and fantastic pictures.

  65. Anonymous says:

    such a gorgeous animal

  66. Anonymous says:

    Would love to see many of these photos in a calendar to hang on the wall and enjoy all year!

  67. CJB says:

    I just love these pictures of the wolf My favorite dog. I was told by a Indian out in New Mexico that everyone has a spirit animal and mine was the wolf.

  68. CJB says:

    these are just beautiful.

  69. Anonymous says:

    (∩ ☯ ω ☯ )⊃━☆゚.

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  71. Unknown says:

    beautiful like angels

  72. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely beautiful....every single one. Thank you for sharing.

  73. These photos are beyond beautiful. Thanks for posting them.

  74. Unknown says:

    How can prints be purchased?

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