Time for Wolves

with a foreword by Jim Brandenburg

Orme, October 2015







This book is the result of six years of work and of hundreds of days spent in the mountains of Central Italy. It features 130 ground-breaking and evocative pictures that document the life of wolves up-close. These blend with a gripping text, which follows the intense field experience of the author. Together they create a unique body of work and one of the first intimate portraits of the wolves of Europe in the wild.


From the introduction

Cold, wind and rain with maybe even fog or snow added, constitute “time for wolves” in Italian folk wisdom, where the words “time” and “weather” have the same meaning. These miserable weather conditions are thought to be favourable for “packs” of wolves to set out hunting and to “come down from the mountains” to get closer to flocks of sheep and human dwellings, spreading fear and destruction. This is the weather in which it is better to stay home, warm and safe…

On the other hand, I have discovered that the time for wolves is something quite different. The difference lies all in that word for. In my world, the time for wolves is that precious part of life for which it is hard to find space in a hectic modern life, a time that is devoted entirely to the search for a direct experience of wilderness. […]

This time for wolves became the time of sweat on my back in the mountain sun and of cramps in my legs during long walks in the snow. It was the time of nights spent outside and of the alarm that goes off at impossible times; of boredom during long waits and of the uncontainable joy when discovery came. In retrospect it is both the time of solitude and of shared adventures. It’s the time of rapid heartbeats and of delusions; of the here and now, without the weight of the past nor thoughts of the future. It’s the time of youth and, maybe, it was the best time of my life.


The book in a nutshell 

Format 260x235mm

130 Color photographs

Weight 1.4Kg

Language: English

Pictures and words by Bruno D'Amicis

Foreword by Jim Brandenburg

ISBN - 9788867101436

Price €39,00 + shipment



Time for Wolves has been crafted with a delicate eye of an artist, the hand of a seasoned writer and the analytical mind of a scientist.”

Jim Brandenburg


“It is a love declaration: to Nature, to one's homeland and... to the wolves.”

Forum Naturfotografie, Germany


“Going to be a milestone of Italian nature photography.”

Asferico Magazine, Italy


“Italian wolves have never been photographed nor narrated like this before.”

Il Messaggero, Italy


“A visual tale which is both graphic and enchanting”

La Repubblica, Italy


“An amazing diary… documented with words and pictures of rare beauty”

Il Foglio, Italy


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