Ethiopian wolf pups look out on a new world after emerging from their den for the first time. Pups spend the first three weeks of their lives hidden inside their den ©Will Burrard-Lucas
The lakes and ridges of the Sanetti Plateau in Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains, home to little more than three hundred Ethiopian wolves. ©Will Burrard-Lucas
Playtime as mother wolf looks on. ©Will Burrard-Lucas
A pup finding its legs as it prances across the plateau. ©Will Burrard-Lucas
Pups greet a parent in a typically boisterous manner. ©Will Burrard-Lucas
A Chestnut-naped Francolin, just one of the many creatures that these pups are going to send scattering in fright. ©Will Burrard-Lucas
There’s always time for play. ©Will Burrard-Lucas
A curious pup hesitantly approaches the photographer. ©Will Burrard-Lucas
A couple of boisterous two-month-old pups playing on a frosty morning. ©Will Burrard-Lucas
A young male surveys the frosty landscape at dawn. ©Will Burrard-Lucas
The sun touches the unique granite landscape of Rafu in the Bale Mountains, remnants of an ancient lava flow. ©Will Burrard-Lucas
Ethiopian wolves patrolling their territory. ©Will Burrard-Lucas
An Ethiopian wolf walks through white heather on the Sanetti Plateau. ©Will Burrard-Lucas
Ethiopian wolves are typically very social animals. ©Will Burrard-Lucas
A juvenile bearded vulture (lammergeier) cruises over the plateau. ©Will Burrard-Lucas
Greeting one another after returning from solitary hunting. Specialising in small rodents Ethiopian wolves do not need to hunt in packs. ©Will Burrard-Lucas
Certainly the most elegant and handsome of wolves. ©Will Burrard-Lucas
Starting a new family. Ethiopian wolves can reproduce well. But rabies epidemics can decimate populations making it increasingly harder for them to recover. ©Will Burrard-Lucas
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Wildlife photographer WILL BURRARD-LUCAS first developed a passion for wildlife while living in Tanzania as a child. Since then, he has photographed wildlife all over the world – and primarily in Africa. Will aims to inspire people to celebrate and conserve the natural wonders of the planet through his imagery. He has partnered with several conservation organisations donating his time and images for their fundraising activities. Working with the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme, he draws attention to the challenges this species faces. View more of Will’s work on his website.
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