National Geographic

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Photo by Cristina Mittermeier @Mitty | As @paulnicklen disappeared into the forest on one of the many islands that grace the rugged coast of British Columbia to look for wolves, I was left alone on the beach to make sure our Zodiac boat would not wash away. Imagine my surprise when this young wolf walked out of the forest and onto the beach. Wolves on these shores are different from those inland. Ninety percent of their diet is from the ocean, so they spend a lot of time patrolling the shore in search of food. It was almost awkward to stand there together, sizing each other up—not in a confrontational way, but as if we were both asking: Who are you and what are you doing here? I think about this moment when I remember that rain wolves are afforded no formal protections from the B.C. government. I hope that sharing stories about my experiences in the wild with them will change that. Follow me @Mitty for more videos and images documenting the diversity of life on the Canadian pacific coast. #TurningTheTide #ExtinctionEndsHere #gratitude #wolf

Photo by Cristina Mittermeier @Mitty | As @paulnicklen disappeared into the forest on one of the many islands that grace the rugged coast of British Columbia to look for wolves, I was left alone on the beach to make sure our Zodiac boat would not wash away. Imagine my surprise when this young wolf walked out of the forest and onto the beach. Wolves on these shores are different from those inland. Ninety percent of their diet is from the ocean, so they spend a lot of time patrolling the shore in search of food. It was almost awkward to stand there together, sizing each other up—not in a confrontational way, but as if we were both asking: Who are you and what are you doing here? I think about this moment when I remember that rain wolves are afforded no formal protections from the B.C. government. I hope that sharing stories about my experiences in the wild with them will change that. Follow me @Mitty for more videos and images documenting the diversity of life on the Canadian pacific coast. #TurningTheTide #ExtinctionEndsHere #gratitude #wolf