A friend of mine, Kimmi Kraus, is the manager of Project Wildsong, an educational group that teaches people about wolves. She has two high-content wolfdogs, Damu and Cael (they’re about 85% wolf, basically), and does a great job going around and helping people understand the important role predators play in ecosystems, as well as helping dispel myths and educate people about wolves in general.
I had a chance to photograph both Damu and Cael while they were living in Logan a year or so ago. They’ve since moved to California, and are finding great success there, but I realized I hadn’t posted anything about them here. And I like wolves.
With Damu (who was fully grown at the time), I set up a shoot at a fantastic location with Alison W, a local model, and had a great time photographing them together. Our chosen theme: post-apocalyptic survival.
I had a chance to watch Cael for a day (he was just a pup), and took some great photos of him in my backyard. I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to have my very own wolf[dog] for a day!
Oh, and just in case you’d like to support Kimmi, Damu, and Cael in their quest for educating people about wolves, Project Wildsong has a fundraiser going on right now to help them get to Canada and teach a few people about wolves there. If you might be interested in purchasing a shirt or hoodie to help her cause, check out her fundraising page. If you can’t do that, I’m sure they’d appreciate a ‘Like’ on Facebook.