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The Wolf-Archer by NaturePunk The Wolf-Archer by NaturePunk
Possibly my favorite image from the photoshoot! This was a joint 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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:icondurineyacaneluna:
Love this shot. Very artistic.
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petapossum Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I Love your work! <3
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whenwolveshowl Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
drawing this, awesome picture, will post my finished product on your facebook page
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nijjawolf Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
rsdfrjekhf jahrfk such a good pic
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NaturePunk Nov 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Many thanks!
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nijjawolf Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem! i think the background really adds too it, and it looks like its a farely nice pelt, too. in general the photo was well planned with a good mix of colors. and are the flechings on the arrow all one piece, or are they one of they those feathery ones?
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NaturePunk Nov 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
The fletching on those arrows is natural feather. It's goose feather, but has been dyed to look like wild turkey.
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nijjawolf Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow really? i didnt know they still made them with real feathers. was it expensive?
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NaturePunk Nov 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Plenty of arrows these days are made with real feathers. I shoot exclusively with real feather and cedar arrows. The ones on the photos are not capable of being shot with a 50# bow, but they are good for practice. I got a whole set of them for $20.00 used.
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nijjawolf Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i would really love good arrows, but i only have a few and they were gifts. im kindof tight money-wise now, so i really cant afford them. that and i hunt, and its hard to find arrows that you can just loose in the woods and not worry about it. and they get screwed un alot too, especially if your using broadheads.
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