Big Bad Wolf, indeed.
Arctic White Wolf
The 8th picture is a dog though :)
Colour variations per wolf specie:
- Gray wolves (Canis lupus) can have coat colours or colour combination ranging from black, grey, white (though never a pure white as seen in dogs), brown, blonde, “silver”, reddish/orange. The Gray wolf has a lot of subspecies, and each subspecie has it’s own variation in colour. Some can come in all colours named above, whereas other Gray wolf subspecies for example only come in white. Some colour possibilities in Gray wolves:
Entirely black [X]
Black and grey [X]
Different shades of grey [X]
Very light grey [X]
Big contrast [X]
Little contrast [X]
Grey white black brown [X]
Brown/reddish with whites and blacks [X]
Brown and black with some greys [X]
Brown and black [X]
Light brownish/sandish [X]
White with some grey and/or black variations [X]
All of the pictured above of course can have lots of variations - especially the darkness/brightness and contrast. No wolf looks the same.
If you want to know the colour possibilities of a certain Gray wolf subspecie, you can easily find that online.
- Red wolves (Canis rufus) always have a combination of the colours orange/reddish, brown and grey, with black markings and along with some white parts and some black parts like the tip of their tail:[X]
- Ethiopian wolves (Canis simensis) are orange with white, with some grey and black markings:[X]
Also, here's a nice chart with pictures of some wolf subspecies that shows the typical coat colour for each subspecies.
if your sad just watch this wolf gif. look at it.
Photographs by Barry Bland/Barcroft USA
Angry by djkb
This wolf is more ‘aggressive out of fear’ rather than ‘angry’ tho. It is probably being harassed by another wolf, and tries to avoid the bully by both running away from it and by showing submission behaviour with its body language, which can be seen by the crooked position and tucked tail in both pictures. The ‘smile’ is a submissive aggressive way to tell this other wolf to stay away.
Zephyr, one of the ambassador wolves at the Wolf Conservation Center
Picture by Roni Chastain
By Reimar Gaertner