19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lassen Pack Wolf Emerging from the Dixie Fire

With only a handful of grey wolves in existence in California, the destruction of the Lassen Pack's home range during the Dixie Fire of 2021 left their survival in question. This is one of the first close-up shots of a California grey wolf ever taken. Emerging from the ruins of the Dixie Fire, it is symbolic of all of California's resilience as we move forward, out of the ashes.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Susanville, California, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T7
Copyright: © Randy Robbins