The underdog

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Apparently my enthusiasm about the National Park 'The Bavarian Forest' was catching, because when I showed Dennis Rademaker the pictures, he immediately suggested to jump in the car and go, before the snow would melt. As I think spontaneous ideas are often the best; so we did!

Last friday we drove the 850km down the South of Germany but our hopes went down the drain when, during 800km, it was still sunny and there wasn’t a snowflake in sight! It was only when we left the highway, that the ground turned white and at the same time, it gently started snowing.

We spent 3 days in the area; the first day started with -8 degrees and heavy snow. The 8km hike through the park – I swear that every path went Uphill!! - with 20kg of gear on my back, was one of the heaviest I ever did, but so worth it!
The second and third day were even colder, with -13,5 degrees C on Monday, but I think I speak for the both of us, when I say that we enjoyed every minute. (well, maybe save the hour that we were running up and down a hill, just to get the blood running through our toes again :-) And I didn't even loose weight! Grrr... )

This wolf’s grimace was not one of aggression, but actually the opposite. He was threatened by the dominant Alpha male and by baring his teeth, crouching down with his tale between his legs, he begged for mercy…

For more images of the Bavarian Forest trip, please visit my website and click on "Portfolio".

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  1. ϟ ѕαƒє тσ вяєαтнє ϟ 47 months ago | reply

    intense and fierce! amazing shot [:

  2. artland 46 months ago | reply

    This is a wonderful shot!
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  3. DMangus 45 months ago | reply

    I Love Love Love It!!!!!!! This is what I think of when I think of a great picture!

  4. chris'pic's51 44 months ago | reply

    Little Red Riding Hood...

  5. George Yajima 43 months ago | reply

    Ahah fantastic!!

  6. gsddusty1 41 months ago | reply

    Fabulous shot great detail and love the expression

  7. Horny Goat Man 40 months ago | reply

    I would not mess wi him/her

  8. Ozzy152 38 months ago | reply

    omf don't look good

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  10. CamerOB-photography 37 months ago | reply

    Indrukwekkende plaat !
    Angstaanjagend mooi !

  11. YourCCDA 37 months ago | reply

    Fantastic shot !

    thx for sharing :)
    Sarah's Grimace

  12. Sabinche 35 months ago | reply

    scary! ;)
    but very well taken.

  13. viralstile 30 months ago | reply

    great expressions captured. well done.

  14. Moesauria 28 months ago | reply

    wow! your pictures are amazing, you are a big idol for me! the national park is just 1 1/2 hours away from my hometown and it began to snow, so i have to go there

  15. ♥ Peg ♥Have a great day♥ 26 months ago | reply

    Outstanding! Simply stunning!

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