Protecting the Rain Wolves

For months this summer Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen followed these elusive and mysterious wolves for a feature in National Geographic. The Rain Wolves of British Columbia are believed to be a distinct subspecies of wolf that predominantly eat seafood, including mussels, salmon, and even sea lions, that they forage for at low tide.

Today, there are no protected areas set aside in British Columbia for wolves to fulfill their roles as apex predators in ecosystems. These incredibly efficient predators help turn the complex ecological gears that allow a healthy rainforest to exist. This year alone 84 wolves were killed from helicopters. Pacific Wild is working to protect these remarkable animals. 

Cristina Mittermeier

Cristina Mittermeier, Artisan Of Imagery

"Photographing animals in the wild can be challenging, so I need cameras that can keep up and only Sony α cameras can"

Cristina Mittermeier’s work revolves around nature, primarily focusing on stories about conservation of biodiversity, particularly in the oceans. She is currently working on two stories for National Geographic on the coast of British Columbia and will be traveling to Antarctica in the Fall. 

She has recently been named Director of Por el Planeta, the largest conservation and nature photography competition in the world, sponsored by Televisa Mexico and the Mexican Ministry of Culture.

Speaking about the equipment she uses, Mittermeier stated: “My Sony camera is an extension of my creative mind. The way it allows me to intuitively and seamlessly translate what I see in my mind’s eye to perfectly exposed, sharp and dynamic images, makes it the perfect tool for me.”