Mark Johnson of the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation has been kind enough to host an excellent photographic opportunity for us. We will travel to Guffey to photograph the wolves and wolf/dog hybrids he cares for at his sanctuary.
We will meet at Safeway at 6 a.m. to carpool to Guffey where we will gather at the Bull Moose restaurant for breakfast and a presentation by Mark at 7:30 a.m. After the presentation, Mark and his staff will guide us through the 8 enclosures on the property that house the animals.
Mark recommends that you bring both a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens.
At this time of year, the wolves will be sporting their new winter coats and the lighting will be ideal for photography.
You can expect to interact with the animals. If you are allergic to dogs, interacting with the hybrids may be a concern, but interacting with the wolves should not cause any problems.
Wear clothing that you do not mind getting dirty and do not wear open-toed shoes.
To learn more about the sanctuary, visit Mark's site here: www.rmwf.org (http://www.visionswest-art.com/)
You may want to take the time to read about Cheyenne. Cheyenne was a healing wolf, and Mark gives those in need of healing a sample of her fur or ashes. If you bring a locket, Mark will be happy to fill it with her ashes for you.
There is no charge for the tour of the sanctuary, but Mark does accept donations. If you'd like to make a donation, please bring something with you as a way to thank Mark for his hospitality.
If you plan to bring a guest or family member, please include them in your RSVP.
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