January 15, 2015

The White Wolf of Yellowstone

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January 15, 2015
The White Wolf of Yellowstone

Species: Wolf | Location: Yellowstone National Park, United States

This week marks the twentieth anniversary of the re-introduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park. Today, over 1,600 wolves thrive in the Northern Rocky Mountains. Ecologically, the wolves' return has begun to restore balance to an ecosystem thrown off-kilter in the absence of its apex predator. Culturally, the wolves' return has proven that wildlife management conflicts in the 21st century can be solved through careful coexistence instead of outright extermination.

About The Photographer

Sean Beckett grew up exploring the woods of northern Vermont. His love for the outdoors developed into a love of birdwatching, avian ecology and environmental education. He graduated from Vassar College in upstate New York with a degree in Biology and Environmental Studies. Read Sean's bio to learn more about him.

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