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Retrieving the Arrow by NaturePunk Retrieving the Arrow by NaturePunk
This was project intended to exemplify humanity's modern disconnection from Nature. The hunter is wearing modern clothes and exists in a modern setting, yet is using primitive weapons and techniques to 'survive' in a world which has been all but destroyed by Man's inability to live in harmony with the planet.

The wolf in the image is called Teva. She's my personal headdress. She and her sister were both removed from a population in Southeast Alaska by a friend of mine who works with the State Fish and Wildlife Department in population control.

Once Teva was tanned so that she could not rejoin the Earth, I purchased her to make her into the headdress above. Due to some damage to the leather and a missing rear foot, her hide was not deemed suitable for traditional taxidermy and would be otherwise bound for the fur market to be made into clothing instead.

She is the first wolf I ever mounted, and Iím very pleased with the way she turned out considering. From start to finish, it seemed that Tevaís creation from tanned pelt to finished headdress came together like a dream.

Photography by Teddy Anderson. Editing and taxidermy by me.
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Retrieving the Arrow by ~NaturePunk ( Suggested by SinAmbrosius and Featured by maytel )
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Natureofthewolf Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is such a beautiful picture. Clap 
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RamenJackalopes Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you sick, fuck you need to die
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MirthSpindle Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Plz go kill urself kthx. The majestic wolfs will be grateful for ur dissapearencez.
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RamenJackalopes Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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NaturePunk Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
If your ancestors didn't eat meat and wear the skins of animals, you would not be here today. 
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RamenJackalopes Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that (I slaughtered a rabbit once for food) its just wolves are almost gone, and I hate it when they are hunted for taxidermy and things like that.
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Kitcon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I cannot...
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NaturePunk Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wolves are not "almost gone"; they are listed as Least Concern by conservationists in North America. This one was taken for population control because there are too many wolves in Alaska. 
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ToxicPeacockArt Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Is there really a need for the use of profanity? And it's not sick, it's art used for the purpose of making sure the animal is remembered for years to come. Preservation of beauty. And really, telling someone they need to die. That isn't very nice at all. How would you feel if someone did the same to you?
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