“A Wolf Called Storm”

I love this documentary, it originally aired under the name “Cold Warriors”.  Jeff Turner does an amazing job filming the  Delta Pack in Canada’s Wood Buffalo National Park. Storm is the huge alpha male, an amazing leader, along with his mate Susie. These wolves are buffalo hunters. Watching the pack in action, how well-coordinated and cooperative they are, is truly inspiring. It’s also a pleasure to see wolf pups well cared for by their family, not under the threat of brutal hunts. There’s nothing more exciting than seeing wild wolves in their natural habitat.

A warning for the squeamish, there are predation scenes throughout the documentary.  Predation is a natural part of life, benefiting both predator and prey. As apex predators, it’s the wolves’ job to cull the buffalo herds, keeping them strong.  Only the interference of man upsets that delicate balance.

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Posted in: gray wolf, biodiversity,  bison

Video: Courtesy of YouTube, Natural Kingdom

Photo: Courtesy pbs.org

Tags: Delta pack, Wood Buffalo National Park, Jeff Turner, Storm, Susie, buffalo hunters, Canada, beautiful wolves, BBC

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  1. Reblogged this on The Wisdom Tube and commented:
    Beautiful….

    • The Wise Elder….they are truly beautiful!

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  2. Reblogged this on Exposing the Big Game.

  3. Reblogged this on Wolf Is My Soul.

  4. Reblogged this on hocuspocus13 and commented:
    jinxx reblogged this to hocuspocus13
    just excellent

    • hocuspocus…So wonderful to see them run free without the threat of hunters. The tar sands issue is worrisome though.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

      • I have been reading quite a bit on the Wolves, with great interest and some with great sorrow, it’s a pleasure to read about their nature and knowing that there is a place where the Wolf can roam free and be himself in all his glory…

        jinxx

      • hocuspocus…I felt the same way watching this wonderful documentary. The wolves are doing what they’ve always done for thousands of years without the interference of man. There’s great comfort in that, as wolves in the Northern Rockies, Great Lakes and around the world suffer tremendous persecution. At least there are a few places where they remain unmolested. We have to work harder to help those who remain “under the gun”.

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

      • I’ve been reading on WP, about the killings of the Wolf but I did not read why or perhaps I just don’t understand it.

        jinxx

  5. Wooooowoooooo! Me and Mama have watched this a few times! Woooooowooooooooo!

    • Kuruk…aren’t they magnficent, especially Storm!!

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  6. Reblogged this on Global Wolf Rights Activists.

  7. I watched it on my laptop, It was awesome. I loved it.

    • (:

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  8. Reblogged this on "OUR WORLD".

  9. […] “A Wolf Called Storm”. […]

  10. Reblogged this on A Wolf at the Door and commented:
    Today my head is full of wolfish things, and this seemed to fit nicely with the mood….

  11. To the wolf, killing is necessary. The only joy he/she gets is fulfilling a need; it may not be pretty, but that is how nature works. To argue against it or deem it immoral/malignant is the height of stupidity. People tend to forget that the wolf does more than kill; their lives are hard and yet they still illustrate how to enjoy life to the fullest. Truly amazing creatures.

    • Very well said John. Wolves are doing what they were put on this earth to do, as Jeff said in the documentary, if the buffalo’s standoff was foolproof, there would be no wolves.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  12. and yet it is so sad, the mother wolf and the mother buffalo and the calf waiting to die in between. i know it is inevitable but that does not make it less sad for the individual that is dying. and after all this is all about individuals at the end, because we would not care about the wolves
    if they were just sensless robots of nature. that is why i am a vegan. don’t wnat to take individual’s lives where it is not nessary

    • Orna, I know predation can be really hard to watch but we know the wolves are doing good and keeping the buffalo healthy, that’s the important thing.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  13. Yes – a GREAT documentary. I went looking for a place to let Jeff T. know how much I enjoyed it.

    • I would love to thank him as well Michael. We need more documentaries like Jeff’s to educate people on how important wolves are to the environment. Seeing something is so much more powerful than hearing it.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  14. I saw this on our local PBS last week and while I don’t like to see the Wolves killling the Buffalo and don’t like seeing the Wolves attacking the Wolves I understand it and just do not watch! The Wolves are gorgeous and I really wish the fat, white hunters would shoot each other

  15. oops! meant to say the buffalo attacking the wolves not wolves attacking wolves – next time I will proof before sending!

    • Yes kelseyjoe, predation can be hard to watch but it is part of life. I felt for the mother buffalo as well as the mother wolf. Compare that to the unnatural killing of wolves by trophy hunters who have no reason for doing it other then their enjoyment of killing. The wolves and all predators are here for a purpose. Trophy hunters have no purpose.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  16. wonderful film, please watch it!

    • James, the expanse of Wood Buffalo National Park is incredible. The place is vast, keeping the wolves away from civilization..although the Alberta Tar Sands was very worrying.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  17. I also have to comment on the incredible camera work I felt like I was right there.

    • lorenwolf..for Jeff to film from the air was truly the key…as he said in 25 years he had never watched a wolf hunt from beginning to end. Amazing.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki


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