A few years ago I witnessed and photographed an amazing natural history moment. The Grant Creek wolf pack in Denali Park attacked and killed a baby moose while the cow moose attempted to fend off the predators. Someone sent me a link yesterday to a video taken of that event, the first one that I’ve seen. You can view that event at the link below. (but beware it is a visceral and harsh visual story) If anyone knows who took the video, I would like to connect with them.
These wolves have been in the news again as discussion about a buffer zone around the perimeter of Denali National Park has made headline news recently. Wolves from this pack were legally trapped just outside the park boundary last year, and apparently the did not reproduce this year. Wildlife viewing is a significant reason for many visitors coming to Alaska and it has intrinsic economic value. Re establishing the buffer zone would likely give some protection to these animals. Unfortunately, the popular wildlife sightings of these animals in the recent past along the Denali Park road will likely diminish considerably in the future.
The still images that I took from this event can be viewed on my previous posts: