I believe that any trip to Yellowstone is a life changing, enriching experience, and this one certainly was. But there was one very, very special evening that we at Wolves of the Rockies would like to share with you. On Tuesday evening we had the privilege of hosting a dinner with the film maker Bob Landis as the guest of honor.
Many of you may remember that Bob graciously allowed WotR to launch our website last December with his incredibly moving tribute to 06. In appreciation of Bob’s friendship to WotR, and all he has done over the years to educate people about wolves, presenting them in a true light, we presented him with a plaque from the Wolves of the Rockies board members and our friends and supporters.
Bob has been filming wildlife in the Yellowstone area for quite some time now, over 30 to 40 years, depending on which biography you read. His passion, knowledge and understanding of the wildlife that inhabit the park are quite simply unsurpassed. Bob’s first documentary for National Geographic in 1993 was a feature film on coyotes: "Realm of the Coyote".Bob went on the make the highly coveted “In the Valley of the Wolves”. “In 1995, the first gray wolves were transported from Alberta, Canada to Yellowstone National Park, to repopulate the sprawling landscape with the species, absent for more than 70 years. The following year, a second wave of wolves was brought to the park from British Columbia, Canada; five of them were released together, and they were named the Druid Peak pack. Since the arrival of those first immigrants, wolves have thrived in Yellowstone — and none more dramatically than the Druids.” For a peak at what this documentary and all it inspires in learning more about wolves, take a peak.And finally, in order to really appreciate this talented man we are lucky enough to call our friend, I intend to buy the book “Wildlife Stalker” by Kevin G. Rhoades. After all if it were not for Bob we would be sadly lacking on any film and footage or stories on the packs that are tragically no longer with us. Rhondahttp://boblandisbook.com