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Publications in the Washington Post

Writing about and photographing wildlife is my passion but I did not know that until later on in my life.  Once the bug caught, I could not let it go.  While I have been published numerous times throughout the years, in newspapers, magazines, tourism websites and even a photo on…

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One Morning in Yellowstone

One Morning in Yellowstone During one morning in Yellowstone, this past weekend, I encountered the circle of life – from death of the elderly due to natural causes, to the feeding of the living, to new life. Beginning during the early morning hours, well before dawn, I watched as the…

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Wolf Documentaries in France and Germany

During most of 2017 and until April 15 of 2018, I had the privilege of providing stock footage for two wolf documentaries that will be airing on ARTE – France/German public television.  That meant that I had to film the wolves every chance I got!  Here is the story of…

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Yellowstone Blog

Private Encounter with a Wild Wolf

by Deby Dixon "Spitfire" of the Lamar Canyon Pack, later collared as 926F Late April of 2013 and I'd been visiting Yellowstone National Park nearly everyday for six month, in…
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A Dying Cougar in Yellowstone National Park

A dying Cougar in Yellowstone On January 8, 2019, I was out snowshoeing in the area of Soda Butte Valley, when I overheard some talk on the wolf radio about…
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Collaring Wolves in Yellowstone

A recipe for habituating wolves? Yellowstone Wolf Project collars more wolves Less than a week after we learned that Yellowstone Wolf Project leader, Doug Smith, is considering hazing wolves in…
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Bison and the Road in Yellowstone

Half Red Dog in March 2019 Bison on the run I fell in love with this little red dog! It is beginning to turn brown and both it and mom…
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A Wapiti Wolf

Wapiti Lake pup, Elk Creek 2019 Wapiti wolves Here is another image of some Wapiti wolves from the recent carcass. The gray was going to join the black pup that…
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Wolf Memories – Twin

Twin Twin Wolf Memories Some of you may remember Twin - he was the heartthrob of Yellowstone for awhile. This image was taken in Little America, before he had joined…
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Work Speaks for Itself

Fox in the Wind Thinly veiled... My work does speak for itself. If you want to know more about my park journey, and the human obstacles that have presented themselves,…
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Fox with a Prize

All Mine, says the fox He got the prize When I was watching the wolves on the carcass yesterday, I went up the hill from the pullout for a better…
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Wolf Update Corrections & Confirmations

Wapiti Wolves on carcass, Elk Creek Two pups, one adult, most likely Wapiti Wolves Wolf update confirmation and one correction First, I did want to let you know that the…
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Yellowstone Wolf Update

Wapiti Wolves at Elk Creek Wolves! Wolf pack update - information obtained from the wolf project.  Some viewable, fun wolves at last. This is three of the four wolves that…
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The Lamar Canyon Pack and Cooke City, Montana – Facts from Fish, Wildlife & Parks

The Lamar Canyon Pack - January 5, 2019 - Two Adults and Three Pups On December 26 of last year, I saw two of the Lamar Canyon wolf pups for…
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Are We Loving the Wolves to Death?

Many people go to Yellowstone, dreaming of close encounters with bears or wolves. And, on the rare occasion that some lucky visitor happens to be in close proximity to a…
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Yellowstone Visitors Need to See the Wolves in Order to Care about them. Spitfire’s Legacy

by Deby Dixon Spitfire, Fall of 2016, by Deby Dixon Recently, I've posted a series of articles about issues that have arisen since the death of Spitfire.  My intent was…
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ETHICS OF WOLF PHOTOGRAPHY IN YELLOWSTONE NP

by Deby Dixon, a wolf photographer and advocate Spitfire, March 2013 Recently, Spitfire, or wolf #926F, was killed by a hunter in Silver Gate, MT, only a mile from the…
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