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Den Mother
Photograph by Antti Leinonen

Having left her two young unattended for several hours, a mother rushes back to the den. Wolverines are fast enough to run down a reindeer, strong enough to swim across a river, and agile enough to scale a tree. They move day and night to hunt, usually for moles, hares, and small birds. They also scavenge dead animals, but must stay alert in case a bear or wolf—both natural enemies—comes to claim the same carcass.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: EOS 50
Film Type: Fuji 100
Lens: 200 mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/500 @ f /2.8

Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Early morning in July
Lighting Techniques: N/A
Special Equipment: Photo taken from a blind.

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