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Kenai's getting his fluffy coat in with the fall season. he's also getting a bit of gray on him. He has gray boots on his feet now. It's cute. He looks like he may end up being a gray colored wolf in a number of years.

Gray wolf
Canis lupus
Oregon Zoo Portland
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Shaylee857 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 6, 2015
Love him and his expression. His greying is beautiful, very handsome boy~! Rue Grin 
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed he is :D He used to have an all black coat, but it has grizzled quite a bit with age.
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wolfsrain00 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a fantastic photo!
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Used for a study! Thank you very much !:la:

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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks nice.

O_oBut...err...I don't remember giving permission to use the picture as a reference. I don't have a problem with it. I'd just like people to contact me first, mostly so I know what they're up to and so I can see the finished result.

Can't draw my way out of a paper bag so seeing drawings like this is pretty neat.

And I'll feel like a complete bonehead if there's an note somewhere giving permission!
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He has wonderful eyes!
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Jack-13 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Okay, Reixed...this should be on the cover of a magazine. Absolutely fantastic capture, I can't believe I missed it when you posted it the first time.
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!

Or maybe a calendar.
The only magazine I have some hope of getting into is the Connect magazine that AZA publishes. This is my last year to enter the contest because I won't be a volunteer at an AZA institution any longer. Unless I start volunteering at Grizzly and Wolf, which would be pretty awesome.
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Jack-13 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
You are moving to Wyoming? Awesome!!!! If you go to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center say "hi" to Akela and Summit for me.
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well close. Will be in Montana. So GWD is not too far away.

Hopefully I'll be making a trip there soon. I'd like to see the new grizzly cubs they have.

And I'll make sure to say hi to them.
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justplainfox Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how crisp this photo is and the colors! <3
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braverave Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
wow in this he looks so regal!
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Nikki-vdp Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
The yellow background is so perfect for this shot :love: Love the wolf's relaxed pose as well.
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OmiAna117280 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Beautiful shot! He looks so relaxed! I love it when they cross their paws :)
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orchidchimera Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my goodness, he's gotten so much white on him now! Last I saw him (last year), he barely had any of the gray fur coming in. I know it's natural for black wolves to go gray over the years, but I can dream, right? :) Kenai was always so handsome in his black coat.
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah. At this rate he'll be as gray as Cheyenne is.
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xFluffybuttWolfx Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.O it almost looks like my fursona cyr
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xFluffybuttWolfx Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lolz the -autumn wolf- in your gallery
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MoonlightWolf444 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
He's beautiful, and seems to be getting more so by the season. His eyes are gorgeous too, Kenai just gets all kinds of attention doesn't he?
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh yeah. I guess he gets a bunch of squeals from the teenyboppers that come to the zoo and scream what I guess are Twilight character names at him.
Others think he's scary because of his coat color and eyes.
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LoneWolfSong Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist
I love how his eyes match the background... really makes them stand out:)
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KaiDarknight Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yay beautiful gray wolf! :XD:
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bandit1971 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, he is getting gray. He'll be such a handsome boy later <3 though he's already one now.
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep. I was looking through pictures when he first arrived and he had a 99%black coat.
Interesting how Yazhi's coat hasn't changed too much.
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bandit1971 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah. He used to be super black. I remember that.

Maybe the changes just show up better on a darker coat? I'm sure she's changed, but his fur was/is so dark it shows up as a more dramatic change?
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NaturePunk Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I was going to point out the gray on him! So lovely!
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the gray on his paws.
Now I get to call him socks/boots much to his displeasure. (kinda like Zawadi was mohawk meow for a while)
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NaturePunk Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I LOVED ZAWADI'S MOHAWK! XD
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It was cute. Now he's all floofy. I've seen pictures of his dad so maybe in a few years he'll be all floof.
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NaturePunk Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
His dad had a HUGE mane. I hope Zawadi ends up like that. He'd be so pretty.
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