From Michigan Live:
ISLE ROYALE, MI – A wolf pack lounging on the ice near the carcass of a big moose they’d killed a couple days earlier. A mother moose snacking on spruce, her summer-born calf by her side. A beautiful fox seen taking a few leftover tidbits from the wolves’ meal.
All these moments and more were captured recently by the research team conducting the annual Winter Study on Michigan’s Isle Royale. Each winter, teams of researchers fan out using skis, snowshoes and take to the air in a survey plane to observe and gather detailed information on the island’s growing wolf packs and its moose.