National Geographic : 2004 May
TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY YVA MOMATIUK AND JOHN EASTCOTT ALASKA DENALI NAI -N AL. PARK AND PRESERVE ,Juneau 'mi 400 0km 400 NG MAPS While celebrating at a wedding in Anchorage, Alaska, we got a tip from a fellow wildlife photog rapher. About a week ago, he said, wolves attacked a moose near the road in Denali and wounded him badly-but did not kill him. If he was still alive, an age-old but seldom photographed scene could soon unfold. Days later, in the chill of a soggy dawn, we found the young bull by the Teklanika River. He was limping from a bloody gash on his right thigh. As a grizzly and her cubs closed in (below), so did the wolves. The animals were tense.