Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Shy Wolf Sanctuary

Shy Wolf Sanctuary is a refuge for abused and abandoned wolves, wolf dogs, coyotes, panthers, cougars and other exotic wildlife.  It is in the rural part of Collier County east of U.S. Route 75.  Currently more than 30 wolves and wolf dogs reside at Shy Wolf.




I visited a week ago, expecting to take a few photos and leave.  But, Tiffany escorted me around, unlocked cages and led me inside (eek!) and instructed me to take a seat and be still (eek!) while the wolves and wolf dogs approached us (eek!).  I managed to leave with all of my original parts intact.

The Shy Wolf Sanctuary is an expensive refuge to operate.  Here is a link to their website.

20 comments:

Andy said...

You are a brave man Jack. Looking into the eyes of the first photo really impressed me.

Mersad said...

I wish them lots of success and financial funds to keep this going. Your images are really impactfull.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Karl Demetz said...

The first photo is impressive, Jack !

EG CameraGirl said...

You are brave, Jack. Very brave.

Sharon Anck said...

What a great experience and you got some fantastic photos. Those eyes....wow.

Kate said...

I have a great affection for wolves. Our Como zoo has several, and occasionally when motoring up to Duluth we will see one trotting along the freeway. . .not often though. There is a wolf centre in northern Minnesota, but your photos have motivated me to take trip there. Great anniversary gift for my DKH with so many possible meanings!!

Lowell said...

We just watched the fascinating movie, "Living With Wolves." We also have a very good friend who has, among other things, a wolf sanctuary in an area just north of Houston. We've visited her there many times and she walks among the wolves as if they are her best friends, which they are.

Tanya Breese said...

what a great sanctuary and awesome experience!

Kate said...

It's me again! Jim has you to thank for his anniversary gift to the International Wolf Center in Ely, MN. What a fortuitous post of yours this morning. Here's the link to our International Wolf Center:
http://www.wolf.org/about-us/mission-vision-and-values/

RedPat said...

You are a brave man, Jack! The feral eyes of a wolf are so spooky!!

Halcyon said...

You do great portraits of animals and people!

bill said...

Awesome photos, beautiful animals that need our help. Sounds like you'll never forget that experience sitting among the wolves.

Nathalie H.D. said...

Wow, looks like your post struck a chord there. Your top photo sure catches the eye. Brave you, who got and stayed inside the cages !

William Kendall said...

They're magnificent animals. I've had the great pleasure to see them in the wild, and on more occasions to hear their howls in the night.

cieldequimper said...

Wow. Unlike William, I've never had that priviledge. And I wish we'd leave them alone...

joo said...

I love them. Wonderful and proud animals!

Sylvia K said...

They're beautiful and yep, I love them!!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

As someone who is wary of next-door's Jack Russell I think I'd have given that a miss! Those eyes are so powerful.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What an experience Jack... eeek :)

Kay said...

Love your first shot. Just remember: "Nice puppy!"