Environment: Two Wolf Men Go Wild in The High Arctic

A scientist and a photographer share the harsh life of the pack

Ellesmere, a Canadian island just 500 miles south of the North Pole, is a beautiful but forbidding world where the summer sun is candlelight soft and few living things can survive. It is also one of the last places on earth where the wolf roams unthreatened by man. In 1986 two men, biologist L. David Mech and photographer Jim Brandenburg, set out for Ellesmere to do what no one had ever done: live with a wild-wolf pack. Achieving all they had hoped for and more, Mech and Brandenburg managed to set up camp next to a wolf den and, most astonishingly,...

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