A wildlife enthusiast found herself encircled by a group of 13 wolves while on a journey to the Canadian Arctic, as unveiled in a remarkable video she shared on her TikTok account.
Meline Ellwanger, a 20-year-old photographer hailing from Germany, posted a video that captures the presence of the wolf pack in close proximity to her. She also shared some extraordinary images she managed to capture during this encounter on her Instagram.
In her post, Ellwanger writes, “During my expedition to the Arctic, something extraordinary unfolded.” The video then proceeds to showcase the photographer amidst the wolves in the frozen expanse.
The footage transitions to some awe-inspiring clips by Ellwanger, depicting the wolves howling, stretching, and engaging in grooming activities.
“Every encounter with wildlife you have is different. Sometimes you are very far away so as to not stress or harass the animal,” writes Ellwanger on Instagram.
“But sometimes there are moments where the wildlife approaches you. As a wildlife photographer, the best feeling is to see that an animal is completely comfortable with your presence to the point where they continue on with their natural behavior.
“These wolves were incredibly curious but still cautious. They went around us and as they continued on they started playing and running around, completely unbothered by our presence.”
Surrounded by 13 wild wolves in the Arctic 🐺