A reason to howl  

_MG_0574Imagine a bright moon, a calm night and the echoes of wolves howling at a full moon. The mere thot runs shivers down my spine. Then imagine getting a photo of that iconic scene. Priceless.

But suddenly the image is exploded by the ruthless pin of reality. It turns out I’ve howled at the moon more often than wolves. Mr. Internet, the consummate spoil sport, tells me howling wolves are actually communicating with each other. The moon just happens to be lighting up the night for these nocturnal creatures.

I may be disappointed, but I am undeterred. l still plan on occasionally howling at the moon if I feel like it. Somebody has to.

Latest Comments

  1. Jeff | Planet Bell says:

    I don’t think you should trust what you read on the internet. Wolves do howl at the moon. The internet isn’t credible. You and I put things on the internet, case in point.


  2. Dalo 2013 says:

    Love this shot ~ the alpha male looking down upon his kingdom and letting out a howl. Moonlight on the water is always a great sight to take in…


  3. melodylowes says:

    If I hear anything untoward that gives me chills in the dead of the night, I will know immediately who is behind it. Busted. Not so smart, to give yourself away like that… 😉


  4. Birder's Journey says:

    Your image really evokes that eerie, fear-of-the-dark sensation – haunting….


  5. Lavinia Ross says:

    The elusive Lyle in the Wild howling at the moon? Now I would like to see a photo of that! 🙂

    The moon’s glow robs color like a darkroom safelight. I have had to rely more on movement detection watching for critters at night here. Have caught more than a few raccoons filching grapes by moonlight, and seen skunks waddle through the vineyard on a moonlight stroll. We had a resident skunk for a while I named Stinklesby.


    • Lyle Krahn says:

      Now that you mention it, I think I would like to see that photo of me too! Hmm.

      It sounds like you pretty much have a safari going on in your vineyard at nite. Maybe you should start offering the tours!


  6. Mandy says:

    Love that second shot. It could only be improved by actually having a wolf wandering through it. Up your game please Mr Krahn 🙂

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  7. Steve Gingold says:

    I am not sure whether I am sorry that we don’;t have more howling around here for the moon or not. On the one hand, it is the essence of wild nature. On the other, it means our neighbors’ chickens and cats have something to worry about. Nice moonstar.


  8. kbeezyisviral says:

    The moon embodies a spirit of power, poise and precision that the sun doesn’t give us. They each have their unique characteristics and mysteriousness.


  9. David says:

    Very nice reflection shot. Did you plan this in advance with regard to location and everything?


  10. Anonymous says:

    I look forward to your posts all the time. I think I’d like to meet and shoot with you some day!

    Liked by 1 person

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