Quite a while back, Jim and Jamie Dutcher agreed that, given their passion for nature and wildlife, the best thing they could do was to give up on their day-to-day routine, have a tent installed in Idaho's Sawtooth wilderness and spend their days living close to wolves.
It has been six years now since they made this decision, and their efforts seem to have paid off: the pack of wolves allows them to get close enough to pet them, and even lets them feed some of the cubs with the help of bottles.
The two claim that it is only by living this close to these animals that they can fully comprehend their behavior and accurately document it.
“If you try to film a wolf they stop doing what they are doing and move on, so it's incredibly hard to photograph them in their natural habitat or document their behavior."
"But staying in the wolves natural habitat enabled us to watch and film them while they carried on carefree,” Jim told members of the press