12/13: Go for the eyes

 A raven pecks out the eye of a recently expired pink salmon in a shallow stream on the British Columbia coast.

A raven pecks out the eye of a recently expired pink salmon in a shallow stream on the British Columbia coast.

Rain, wind and looming deadline for three chapters of writing kept me in yesterday. Today Doug and I spent most of the day in the location we photographed the pups a week ago. Tons of pinks in the river and we heard howling just as we were packing up to leave at dark. Optimistic about tomorrow!Find out more about my project on Wolves in the Pacific Northwest!

 Two men dwarfed by the rainforest they are about to enter. They were out counting fish carcasses along the stream to determine the number of salmon returned thus far for the Heiltsuk Nation’s Fisheries Program.

Two men dwarfed by the rainforest they are about to enter. They were out counting fish carcasses along the stream to determine the number of salmon returned thus far for the Heiltsuk Nation’s Fisheries Program.

Day 6: Sick of listening to ravens

 One of the many ravens lingering along a salmon bearing stream and feeding on the remains of coho killed the day before by wolves.

One of the many ravens lingering along a salmon bearing stream and feeding on the remains of coho killed the day before by wolves.

Spent much of the day back in the same location as yesterday. No wolf activity but the ravens and eagles where quite active further upstream. After three hours of sitting in my makeshift blind I wandered upstream to see what was so interesting and discovered the remains of about a dozen coho that had been killed by wolves the day before (likely around the time we were photographing the pups).For some more images of the area check out the awesome photos of Douglas Brown at his website: www.douglasjbrown.com

More info on my project at: davidmoskowitz.blogspot.com/2010/03/wolves-of-pacific-northwest.html

Day 5: Puppies!

 Three curious wolf pups in a wet meadow.

Three curious wolf pups in a wet meadow.

Doug and I walked into a area where he has found wolves fishing for salmon in past years to see if there were fish running in the stream yet. Apparently we weren't the only one's curious about it!

 Two ravens discussing the morning’s events.Learn more about my project on Wolves in the Pacific Northwest!

Two ravens discussing the morning’s events.Learn more about my project on Wolves in the Pacific Northwest!