Each winter Romeo the black wolf descends from the hills of Alaska's Tongass National Forest to play with domesticated dogs on their winter walks.
For the past six years, wildlife photographer John Hyde has been following the friendly animal. And gaining the huge wolf's trust has allowed him to take these intimate photos.
"When I first photographed him he was just a cub without a pack," revealed John.
"This is unusual because wolves are such social animals and are often in decent numbers.
"So when the opportunity arose for him to have some company he would approach domestic dogs and play with them as mates.
"This kind of interaction between wild and domesticated animals is really rare but as the years went by he appeared to be very friendly and accepting of the company."
via allcreatures via telegraph