Locked On

“Locked On” - the famous Wapiti Lake pack tracking their prey. 30x40 oil on stretched linen, complete and submitted for the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year competition. The Wolf pack, led by the alpha female, travel single-file through the deep snow to save energy. Wolves walking in a single-file line through deep snow is a classic example of how they are able to use weather conditions to their advantage while hunting much larger prey. The behavior of the Wolf pack is family-oriented and cooperative, and not a dominance hierarchy.