An elusive look
This was one of the most rarest encounters I had in the wild ! I was driving through the forests of Kuldiha WIldlife Sanctuary when suddenly I saw a creature standing right in the middle of the forest road. On going closer it quickly vanished inside the bushes on the side of the road. But, just as I went near the spot where it was standing, I saw it again, staring curiously from the woods...It was an Indian Wolf !
Shot at Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary, Odisha (India)
The Indian wolf is a subspecies of grey wolf which ranges from Israel to the Indian Subcontinent. It is intermediate in size between the Tibetan and Arabian wolf, and lacks the former's luxuriant winter coat. Along with the extant Himalayan and African wolves, as well as the now extinct Beringian wolf, the Indian wolf represents one of the more basal subspecies of grey wolf, with one genetic study indicating that the Indian wolf has been reproductively isolated from other populations for over 400,000.. more