The Kootenay Wolves: Five Years Following a Wild Wolf Pack
May 23th – Multimedia Presentation and Book Signing
Join internationally acclaimed wildlife photographer John E. Marriott for the launch of his eighth book, The Kootenay Wolves: Five Years Following a Wild Wolf Pack. This multimedia presentation will be a visually exhilarating journey into the daily lives of the Kootenay wolves as he introduces you to Hawkeye, Whitey, Stranger, and the truly extraordinary wolf he simply called Mom. Before and after the presentation, John will be signing copies of his spectacularly illustrated photography book full of behavioural observations and wolf tales.
On August 24, 2013, professional wildlife photographer John E. Marriott received a phone call that would dramatically alter the course of his career for the next half decade. A friend of his had witnessed gray wolves eating a moose carcass on the side of a highway at dawn that day in Canada’s Kootenay National Park. By the time Marriott arrived hours later, the moose was gone, hauled away by Parks Canada staff, but a lone wolf remained. Marriott’s first magical encounter with that member of one of the Rocky Mountain national parks’ most secretive wolf families spawned an incredible five-year project by the photographer to learn more about these wolves. The Kootenay Wolves chronicles Marriott’s tenacious efforts hiking, snowshoeing, and hiding silently in camouflage for hundreds of days to document these wary wolves and their tenuous hold in a home range rife with danger, including tourist traffic, transport trucks, trophy hunters, and trappers. Marriott not only watched this family thrive against all odds but also saw and photographed some truly astonishing behaviours rarely documented in the wild before.
John E. Marriott
John E. Marriott is one of Canada’s premier professional wildlife photographers, with a career spanning two decades and images published worldwide by National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Canadian Geographic, McLean's, and Reader’s Digest. He is an Associate Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers, a Canon Ambassador, a Fjällräven Guide, and the co-founder of the EXPOSED Wildlife Conservancy environmental non-profit. John has produced seven coffee table books, including What Bears Teach Us (2020), Tall Tales, Long Lenses: My Adventures in Photography (2017), The Pipestone Wolves: The Rise and Fall of a Wolf Family (2016), and the international bestseller, Banff & Lake Louise: Images of Banff National Park
John prides himself on being a conservation photographer known for photographing wilderness scenes and wild, free-roaming animals in their natural habitats. John currently lives in Canmore, Alberta with his wife Jennifer and his son Porter.
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