Working Together

Living with Wolves’ longstanding relationship with National Geographic enables our unique programming, outreach, publications and educational materials to reach a wide and diverse audience. Jim and Jamie Dutcher’s multimedia presentations through the National Geographic Live! speakers series are extremely popular, while their publications in partnership with National Geographic, like The Hidden Life of Wolves, study guides, and books for children, allow Living with Wolves to reach out to thousands of people to bring about change for wolves. Living with Wolves also has a traveling museum exhibit on wolves through National Geographic.

The National Geographic Society’s Image Library also represents the Dutcher’s wolf, mountain lion and African (painted) wild dog photography. A portfolio of Jim’s mountain lion images, along with the cover photo was featured in the July 1992 National Geographic Magazine. To work for National Geographic was a dream Jim pursued since childhood.

Jim Dutcher sold his first underwater photographs to National Geographic Books in 1967, and his documentary Water, Birth, the Planet Earth, launched the National Geographic Explorer TV series in 1985. His film, A Rocky Mountain Beaver Pond in 1987, was a National Geographic Special, which led to a National Geographic Explorer: On-assignment, Backstage at the Beaver Pond, a “behind-the-scenes” episode for television.

Our New Book

The Wisdom of Wolves,

Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack

We are excited to announce that our new book, The Wisdom of Wolves, Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack, will be available March 6, 2018. Featuring knowledge and life lessons Jim and Jamie learned from six years spent living with and almost 30 years working for wolves, the book offers powerful and surprising insights about these fascinating creatures. Published by the National Geographic Society and endorsed by Jane Goodall and Robert Redford, the book has received incredible support.

Each chapter highlights a specific message: earning trust, the importance of play, respecting the old, and finding compassion, and features stunning black and white photography of Jim and Jamie’s Sawtooth Pack. Each lesson is enhanced by personal stories witnessed firsthand by the Dutchers, or retold by them from researchers, symbolizing the ideals of emotional behavior seen in wolves that Jim and Jamie believe humans should try to emulate. With a strong capacity for empathy, a need to belong to a family, and a unique position for every member of the pack, wolf families are so very similar to our own.

Available March, 2018

“Ever since, as a child, I read about Romulus and Remus and Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book I have been in love with wolves. This exciting book will help their cause—they deserve our concern and our protection.”

—Jane Goodall, Ph.D., D.B.E.

“An inspired account. The return of the grey wolf is a proud moment in the history of our American lands.”


—Bruce Babbitt, former U.S. Secretary of Interior

Foreword by Robert Redford

Wolf Support | Robert Redford

Other National Geographic Projects

Prints & Stock Photograpy

Wolf | Stock Wolf Photography

Bring your big ideas to life with stock images available for any use you can imagine.

  • Hundreds of images to choose from.
  • Purchase use rights for online and print.
  • The possibilities are limitless.
  • Order Dutcher wolf photographs as prints.

National Geographic/Living with Wolves Online References

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National Geographic Live!

National Geographic Live

Behind every great National Geographic story there is a great storyteller: the writers, photographers, filmmakers, scientists, explorers, and adventurers who bring the world home. Through National Geographic Live!, a rich public program of speakers, concerts, and films, the society present these storytellers on stages worldwide. The National Geographic Society also produces student programs to inspire the next generation of explorers.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Past Nat Geo Live! Presentations:

  • Phoenix, Mesa Arts Center, two events October 16 and 17, 2013
  • Seattle, Benaroya Symphony Hall, five events March 9, 10 and 11, 2014
  • Chicago, Goodman Theatre, two events April 7, 2014
  • Santa Barbara, University of California Santa Barbara, October 19, 2014

Jim & Jamie travel the world presenting their story.  If you would like to learn more about their travels or invite them to your location, please contact Living with Wolves at info@livingwithwolves.org.

National Geographic Traveling Exhibit

Living with Wolves traveling exhibit at Russell Senate Office Rotunda

Russell Senate Office Rotunda

Living with Wolves traveling exhibit at Russell Senate Office Rotunda

Russell Senate Office Rotunda

Russell Senate Office Rotunda

Living with Wolves traveling exhibit at Russell Senate Office Rotunda

Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History

Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History

Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History

Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History

Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History

Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History

Living with Wolves traveling exhibit at Russell Senate Office Rotunda

Russell Senate Office Rotunda

Living with Wolves traveling exhibit at Russell Senate Office Rotunda