The grey wolf is an iconic symbol of British Columbia’s wilderness. The province’s backcountry remains a stronghold for this intelligent and social carnivore, which has been eliminated from much of its historic range in North America.
Photographer Mark Jurkovic visited the Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre in Golden as part of our Fall 2008 article on wolves. Visitors to the centre can attend lectures about this misunderstood species and, for a fee, walk with the wolves that live here. Jurkovic has also been privileged to photograph wolves in the wild, and his images here demonstrate their remarkable beauty and stealth.