Wolf Mountain

Lorenzo Shoubridge's Image

Lorenzo was determined, having devoted six months to finding the perfect spot from which to photograph wolves. After securing his camera trap to a tree, he spent hours adjusting the settings to include the mountain backdrop. As these wolves loped along a regular route, their coats a mirror of the surroundings, Lorenzo achieved this atmospheric shot.

In recent years, the wolf population across the Italian Alps has been increasing slowly. Yet these iconic carnivores are not universally welcomed. Fear and concern about livestock are factors, as is a lack of understanding about the wolf’s vital role in the ecosystem. By preying on large herbivores like deer, wolves control their numbers, thus allowing vegetation to grow.


Behind the lens

Lorenzo Shoubridge

Lorenzo Shoubridge

Italy

Lorenzo specialises in macro photography and photo traps. He lives in Valle d'Aosta, Italy, pursuing a project in Mont Avic Park and Gran Paradiso National Park. He collaborates with magazines and organisations such as Photofuture, Leofoto and Pixcube, and manages training courses in the field. His work has been awarded in several international nature photography competitions.

Image details

  • Nikon D7200
  • 18–55mm f3.5–5.6 lens at 25mm
  • 30 sec at f6.7  •   ISO 800  •   Leofoto LH-55 tripod head  •   Nikon SB-25 flash  •   Camtraptions PIR v2 camera-trap sensor  •   modified military housing
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