Created 7-Dec-12
Modified 10-Mar-14
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Tribute Song "Wolf 06"


Shot Dead - 12/06/12

At the time of her death, Yellowstone's '06 Female was the most famous, most photographed, most beloved wolf in the world.
I first photographed her when she was two years old. She was out on her own and had just made her first known solo elk kill. This was a unique accomplishment for any two year old wolf or any wolf for that matter, male or female. Since then she had gained the attention of wolfwatchers from around the world. Her independence, intelligence, and leadership set her apart. She was my favorite. I will miss her the most of all the wolves that have gone before.

You can read her Obituary in The New York Times here:

It is hard to digest the ignorance that has led to this tragic event. The reckless, irresponsible stewardship of these missrepresented animals is unacceptible.

To help transition from mourning her death, to celibrating her life. I have partnered with renowned guitarist John Sheldon who has written a beautiful piece in tribute to her memory titled, "Wolf 06".

"I wanted to make a tribute. I'll never know if I connected to some great wolf spirit, or just the wolf spirit in me, but what's the difference? The piece is my offering to wildlife and wolf lovers of the world. It's what I have to give." – John Sheldon, Composer of "Wolf 06"

It is now the soundtrack to the slideshow.

I have also added thirteen previously unreleased photos to this gallery.

In addition, I have made a post on my blog about my experience with the '06 Female over the years, and since her death. I invite you to take a read.

** All photographs in this gallery are copyright protected and may not be copied, screen grabbed, clipped, or used in any way without written permission from Jimmy Jones Photography. **

Thank You All for your heart felt comments!

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'06 F / 755M/Lamar Canyon Pack Alphas'06 Female'06 Female / Lamar Canyon Pack'06 Female / Lamar Canyon Pack'06 Female'06 FemaleLamar Canyon Pack Inception/754M, 755M,'06 Female'06 Female'06 Female / Lamar Canyon PackLamar Canyon Pack Adults '06 Female, 755M, 754M

Guestbook for In Memory of '06 Female Wolf / 832f / She Wolf
81.irene sette(non-registered)
Thank you for these wonderful photos and for sharing them. I still am sadden by her death. she had a wonderful life, and was magnificent. I is so sad that a killer took her life, and took her from all of us. The wilderness and the world loss such a fantastic creature all to a cold hearted killer collecting a trophy.
Her lost is my strength, and I will continue to honor her life, and moun her death. I will keep fighting to protect wolves, and pray that the dat wil come when all of them can run free from man. Thank you again
79.Lou Baxter(non-registered)
I used to think I'd visit the USA to see its wildlife. Lately I have come to realise it's not a country worth visiting - instead it is a country where large numbers of its citizens are seriously flawed in their attitudes to the world that sustains them, in their attitudes to the huge economic disparities that continue to widen, and in their contempt for other living things. It must be terrible to be a decent human being living in such a place. My fear is that we in Australia are going down the same disgusting road, where society and nature are not considered important and only the wishes of the very wealthy matter (as they strive to become even richer).
The killing of this wolf just illustrates the stupidity and greed of man.
78.chrissty elliott(non-registered)
Why cant man just leave mother nature's planet alone???? Let alone believe science NOT fairytales
These are a wonderful tribute and it is so sad that she is now dead, I am so sad and my heart is aching. Thank you for these memories.....
76.Renee Peel(non-registered)
It is tragic that a country as advanced as the USA remains so ignorant about these beautiful animals. 06 your wonderful spirit must be mourning the fact that in a year we humans have not evolved and that the killing of your brothers and sisters still continues.
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