Last week a remarkable picture of 25 wolves walking single file made the rounds via e-mail and facebook. The text of the e-mail I received said the picture was taken near Weippe. Now there are certainly wolves near Weippe but I'm skeptical there are any packs with 25 members.
One thing I've learned while covering the reintroduction of wolves to Idaho is to never say never. But I've also learned you can't trust random photos and the accompanying text that pop into your inbox. So I did some poking around and I believe the picture was taken in the Canadian Arctic by biologist Chadden Hunter while working on the televison program "Frozen Planet."
The show is currently being aired by BBC 1 in Europe and will be shown in North America by the Discovery Channel early next year. I viewed some clips and it looks to be a wonderful program. If you are interested in wolves and what they can do, check out a clip of a pack hunting bison.
You can view more clips and learn about Frozen Planet here, or visit Chadden Hunter's blog here and if you would like to see how many timesHunter's image has been used on the internet follow this link.