Aerial Wolf Hunt
Original Painting Medium: Graphite Pencil
Scientific Name: Canis lupus
Region: Northern hemisphere
My artwork, ‘Aerial Wolf Hunting’, is a pencil portrait. My artwork depicts a wolf being shot at by a bounty hunter, from a helicopter. During the winter months, a wolf can be seen clearly against the pristine, white, snow-covered ground. In my artwork, the wolf realises he is in danger but is unable to escape. The helicopter will chase the wolf until it is totally exhausted.
Sadly, many wolves are hunted for sport by aerial hunters. Wolves often die in agony as rifle shots often disable rather than kill outright. This inhumane sport is legal in Alaska, and every year, wolves are 1000’s of wolves are killed by hunters who believe ‘the only good wolf – is a dead wolf’. Due to indiscriminate killing, wolf numbers are declining rapidly around the world.
My wolf drawing was produced for the book, ‘A New Era for Wolves and People’ by Dr. Marco Musiani.