I love sharing this image today, on Earth Day, of a wolf taken by Italian photographer Valentina Brancaforte during her winter 2017 trip to Norway’s Lofoten archipelago Polar Park Arctic Wildlife Center during a workshop with photographer and instructorÂ Luca Bracali.
The beautiful photo was also featured by National Geographic:Â http://www.nationalgeographic.it/wallpaper/2017/02/02/foto/la_mia_foto_il_meglio_di_gennaio-3407098/2/
I was lucky enough to meet Valentina during a stop in Rome in March. Thank you for your friendship, congratulations on your successes and much appreciation for you and your talent, Valentina!
Here’s a great clip showing the cascading positive impacts when wolves were reintroduced in the U.S., bringing balance back to ecosystems.
Valentina is also a brilliant portrait artist. See more of her work here:Â https://500px.com/valentinabrancaforte
and on her Facebook Page here:Â https://www.facebook.com/ValyaBra/Â