In 2004, wildlife photographer Nick Jans was out for a walk with his dog Dakotah when they came across a fully grown wolf in Juneau, Alaska.

At first Nick was shocked and worried for their safety but the following events left him stunned.

His fellow dog walkers were also in shock as the wolf did the unexpected.


At first Dakotah was nervous as she sniffed out the perculiar looking ‘dog’. Jans caputured this moment with his camera, despite being terrified for his dog’s safety.



They started playing! Much to the relief of Jans, the two started playing just like two dogs.

Not Just Dakotah


It seemed that it wasn’t just Dakotah that the wolf was getting acquainted with. Jans’ fellow dog walkers saw their own pets getting up close and personal with the wild animal.