Little Blackie was a 6 month old wild wolf pup when this image was taken in Yellowstone National Park on the road between Norris and Canyon. He was born to wolf 1091F and a black Mollies born male, now in the Wapiti Lake pack. The pack has three males that joined 1091 and her mother, the white alpha female, in 2016, ousting 755M as alpha. This pup is grandson of Mollies 779F, 755M - the former alpha male of the Lamar Canyons, and the white alpha female. His great grand-parents are the White Lady and 712, the alphas of the Canyon pack, now deceased. He would be part brother to Lamar Canyon alpha female, 926.
© Running Wolf Nature Photography by Deby Dixon