Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wolf Week Contest!

As part of Day 3 of Wolf Week here on my blog and on my Facebook fan page for John E. Marriott Wildlife and Nature Photography, I've decided to have my first contest of the week!

Today's contest is easy as pie, just submit a comment below (along with a way to contact you if you win) or on the Facebook post and you'll automatically be entered to win a set of 36 of my wolf greeting cards, 12 of each card, from over on my Wilderness Moments greeting card site (a $125 value including shipping):

Leader of the Pack - Gray Wolf - Card WM032

"Spirit" the Wolf - Card WM047

"Delinda" - Card WM050

The contest is open until this Friday at 5 pm M.S.T. at which point I'll divulge the winner.  Good luck!


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really love you photos! alexieldivine at gmail dot com

February 13, 2013 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger Janet Wiebe said...

I think you are a very talented photographer and would LOVE to win a set of your wolf greeting cards. Thank you for the chance to enter your contest!!!

February 13, 2013 at 5:39 PM  
Anonymous carl marshall said...

The fact that wolves have been reintroduced at all into Yellowstone and the American West is a testiment to the better elements of human nature. They give us the chance to care about something just because it is beautiful and restoring the species is the right thing to do. Nice work.

February 13, 2013 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger Dano Duncan said...

beautiful pics !... :D

February 13, 2013 at 5:42 PM  
Anonymous Susan Bond said...

Amazing pictures of an amazing animal. If only everyone could see their beauty as you do. Thank you for sharing that beauty.

February 13, 2013 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger Nadia E said...

We love wolves so much! You are the master at wolf portraiture. I can't stop looking at your images. My husband lives in an old gold rush cabin about 25 kms outside of Atlin, B.C. He stays there year round and sees wolves all the time, but isn't a camera person. I go out there on my time off of work and I am still waiting to see the wolves that surround us out there. They howl at night, steal our dog bones and moose hides, the pups chew on our axe and shovel handles, piss all over the yard, tracks everywhere, every season, on the beach in summer and in the snow in winter, I see scat and moose and caribou kills everywhere.....but I have yet to see them!!!! Thank you John for sharing your incredible images and know that we appreciate your hard work out in the field. ~Nadia and Slewey

February 13, 2013 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger M Toast said...

I have been following your work since the past year (almost) and share always ..You are very fortunate to be able capture 'wildlife' raw and its beauty.Also the war on the wolf from the USA to Canada and the world makes your photo's important thank you

February 13, 2013 at 8:15 PM  
Anonymous Hendrik Boesch said...

I'd be willing to pick them up myself ;)

February 13, 2013 at 9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brilliant photos of wolves! I appreciate your dedication to wolves and wildlife photography. what a great job you have to be camping out in the wild, braving the elements to take great photos of such beautiful animals. As an aside, I hope you encourage people to support wolves by contacting our politicians and asking them to extend protections from hunting. I'll be following your work.

February 13, 2013 at 9:42 PM  
Anonymous Laura Fredette said...

WoW! Awesome photos! ;) ♥ , Laura ....

February 13, 2013 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger BloggerBob said...

This evening there was an excellent program on wolves - PBS Nature "Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo". Even these wolves who are in the remote area of Wood Buffalo National Park may soon or later be in danger due to the projected expansion of the Alberta tar sands to double its current size. Humans continue to rape this planet at the expensive of wildlife around the world, including this magnifient animal - the wolf.

February 13, 2013 at 11:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great photos of great animals. like the perspective you choose to took the photos of the wolves! hope to see them by myselfe and have the chance to take some pics. until then i follow your blog whith the informations you gave us. thanks and greetings

February 14, 2013 at 12:03 AM  
Anonymous Charmaine McBain said...

Thank you for supporting a great cause to save our wolves! And thank you fo the moving images that you share with us, your admirers.

February 14, 2013 at 12:40 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Delinda, What a beauty! Thanks for the background, it was a pleasure!

February 14, 2013 at 1:10 AM  
Blogger Carmela DeMorest said...

The photos are great, Wolves are magnificent, Beautiful creatures of this Earth. I love sending handwritten notes and these cards would be perfect to send for everyone to enjoy. Thank You.

February 14, 2013 at 4:44 AM  
Blogger billcubitt said...

Hi John, your photos inspire me to be a better wildlife photographer. Thanks,

February 14, 2013 at 6:18 AM  
Blogger Dan Cotie said...

I am always appreciative of what you have done and continue to do regarding these wonderful creatures. I have followed you for some time and am always amazed regarding the quality and style of your photographs. Enjoy your commentary as well.

February 14, 2013 at 6:22 AM  
Blogger Tony Bynum said...

it's a rather complicated problem and in the areas in question, the cause of it is growth, development, displacement. Imagine how many animals would be left in banff if not for the growth of canmore, banff, the highway disaster. The point is, it's habitat, and conflict between humans. I want healthy wolf populations I dont want heart strings making the decisions, that's how we got in this mess in the first place! The choice is either have managed hunting or continue to support the government contract hunters though tax's . . . how many wolves does the government shoot and waste? In the states, even with wolf protection, dozens are shot, and tens of thousands of tax payer dollars are spent to kill them, paid for by the tax payers. In the area where i live, the US Fish and Wildlife kills dozens annually and I help pay for it. I'd rather have our citizens hunting wolves, under a science based system than i would our government, through taxation paying for helicopters and air planes. What happens to the wolves once they are dead? Hunters will cherish them, the government will pile them up and action them off or worse, just let them pile in some warehouse in Hinton. It is reasonable to hunt wolves if the populations can handle sustain the harvest. . . The better fight is to protect habitat and educate people about what happens when you ruin their homes and they have no place to go . . . you cant have it all . . . some balance is necessary. Build more roads and towns, more huge highways park towns, more hobby farms all over alberta and BC and you displace the wolves. Seems to me that a wolf might be mores safe outside banff than in it . . . just look at the numbers . . .

February 14, 2013 at 6:32 AM  
Anonymous JayF said...

Sharing your blog on my facebook all week. Thanks for keeping us informed.

February 14, 2013 at 7:19 AM  
Blogger Anwar Khan said...

I am your friend . Dont try to harm me . Let us all live in peace ... Us WOLVES

February 14, 2013 at 7:22 AM  
Anonymous Billie said...

Thank you for all of the beautiful pics. Your so lucky to be able to do what you

February 14, 2013 at 8:10 AM  
Blogger Joanne Augustine said...

Love Your Work. Inspiring

February 14, 2013 at 8:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John, you shoot wolves the only way they should be captured :)

February 14, 2013 at 8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your pictures are amazing --thank thank you for sharing!

February 14, 2013 at 9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work John!
You are generating a buzz and people are starting to talk about the wolves and wildlife conservation. I will never forget the first time I saw my first wolf in the wild in Kootenay National excited that I almost forgot to take a picture!

thanks for all your effort John.


February 14, 2013 at 9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am very glad that there are photographers like you out there willing and able to do this sort of work. I am enamored of wildlife pictures, however I do not have the patience or the necessary passion to go out and find them for myself. Thank you for all the good things that you do, well done. If'n I am lucky enough to be the one, these would go to a wolf obsessed friend! :)

February 14, 2013 at 9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You do an amazing job with your photography John , you truly bring a true understanding of wildlife through your pictures, each image seems to tell a visual story and really captures the viewers attention , your are truly talented
I always loving dropping by your site to see whats new, you keep me inspired
and I love the stories you post with your images, it a feeling of being there with you and wanting to get out to the wilds more to experience the wonders of nature and wildlife, no one captures images quite the way you do
I hope you continue to have lots of adventures and success and thanks for all you do, your an amazing person.
Steve Woods

February 14, 2013 at 9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These pictures really capture the essence of being a wolf in the rockies. Beautiful!

February 14, 2013 at 10:19 AM  
Anonymous Lisa C said...


February 14, 2013 at 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely breathtaking! I have a Ron Parker print of wolves but your pictures surpass

February 14, 2013 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger Wolf Shadow said...

John, your photos are so incredible.
I love your effort towards saving the wolves, especially with 'contest hunting'.
thank you for all you do for the wildlife.

February 14, 2013 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Thanks for sharing your time and images with us, and working to make sure that future generations see wolves for themselves!

February 14, 2013 at 5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi John ..I have been following your work for quite sometime. I believe Outdoor Photography Canada firstly. Now Facebook. Your work is so inspiring, especially your wolves and your stories of the wolves in western Canada. Some day I hope to join in for one of your workshops. A good man and one of the finest wildlife photographers anywhere. Regards, Rosemary, Barrie Ontario, email:

February 14, 2013 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger Char said...

absolutely amazing, a set of these would look so amazing as a framed series on a wall. just beautiful!

February 14, 2013 at 7:35 PM  
Anonymous Kaimana Wolff said...

"Today is a GOOD day to be alive!"
"Was it 'tall, dark and handsome' you wanted?"
"Life is good, Pack-mate!"

Kaimana Wolff

February 14, 2013 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger WanderWithMe said...

Hey John, I've been following you (in a non-stalker-type-way) since my first trip to Canada two years ago where I bought your book. Back then my ultimate passion was wildlife photography. I was practicing it regularly and in the process of completing a diploma in photo-imaging. Now I am almost 19 and the somewhat stereotypical life has happened, as in, either I just haven't had time to continue this hobby, or I've been working, or studying, or traveling etc. However, you keep my desire for adventure alive with every image you post. It reminds me why I am working, studying, and traveling. To one day save enough money to join you on a tour or buy new equipment. To earn some credentials and with it respect from others to hear what I have to say to the world. Just know that I love what you do and don't stop because you are really making a difference!

February 15, 2013 at 3:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that I have stumbled upon your blog. I will continue to view it. Wonderful pictures. I would love a set of your beautiful cards.

February 15, 2013 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger Shani said...

So lovely! I'd love to have those.


February 15, 2013 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger jesse russell said...

Such great moments captured in time, hope wolves are around in the next 50 years and we won't have just pictures to remember them by. Not just wolves, but let's hope things change and people who hate wolves will come out of the 18th and 19th centuries into the 21st. Thanks for the photos!

February 15, 2013 at 9:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos. The wolf is my totem animal and a very misunderstood animal at that.

Angelia Little

February 15, 2013 at 10:29 AM  
Anonymous Shirley Szilvasy said...

Absolutely stunning photos of these magnificent creatures. It is mesmerizing to just look into their eyes (even in a photo)- can just feel their strength and intelligence.
If I was able to win the cards I could look at the photos all the time.
Shirley Szilvasy-

February 15, 2013 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger Dano Duncan said...

gorgeous... absolutely gorgeous... :D

February 15, 2013 at 2:34 PM  
Anonymous Deborah said...

Your keen eye captures the real beauty within....

February 15, 2013 at 3:13 PM  
Anonymous Simone Heinrich said...

Beautiful photos John!! So amazing to see wolves in the wild :). Simone,

February 15, 2013 at 3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful! :)

February 15, 2013 at 4:42 PM  

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