During my wildlife workshop in Montana, my group had the opportunity to photograph a stunning female tundra wolf. In the early morning, the sun had not risen above the trees and the lighting, therefore, was still soft and diffused. This was the ideal. What I particularly like about this image is how the forest in the background went almost black. The deep shade was about two f/stops darker than the wolf, and the limited dynamic range of the digital sensor created the dramatic contrast you see here. With my eyes, I could see all the detail in the background very well. The only post-processing I did to this image was to lighten the wolf’s eyes a little. I used the dodge tool in Photoshop for that. I underexposed this image by 2/3 f/stop to protect the white fur from becoming overexposed and consequently losing detail. My settings were 1/400, f/5.6, and 2500 ISO.