Awards & Articles

2017 Royal Photographic Society

Royal Photographic SocietyIn 2015 started a course with the OU and the RPS.  Following on from this she continued to develop her photographic skills.

In 2016 she decided to apply for a Distinction from the Royal Photographic Society.  In July 2017 after a lot of planning and stressful decisions she submitted a panel to the RPS for a Licentiate Distinction.

She was so stressed on the day that in the end Alan and Burt went as well to the RPS headquarters in Bath!  She sat through the whole morning watching the judging of other panels, some were accepted and some were declined.

Her panel was the first one in the afternoon and after more stress the judges announced that she was being recommended for Licentiate.  On being asked whether or not she would now continue on to trying for an Associate Distinction, she was seen to pale visibly!

One of the 10 pictures submitted

One of the 10 pictures submitted to the RPS.


2016 Who Speaks for Wolf Award Presented to Kirsty Peake

Kirsty and AlanThe International Wolf Center Board of Directors is honored to present its 2016 Who Speaks for Wolf award to Kirsty Peake. As an international advocate and educator, Kirsty has spent many years sharing her knowledge of wolves and fulfilling her commitment to their long-term survival in the wild. Whether she is giving a formal presentation at a conference or inviting others to look through her spotting scope on a windy hillside in Yellowstone National Park, Kirsty finds joy and personal reward in bringing the world of wolves to people of all ages.

Her professional expertise in the field of animal behavior and her research into the history of dogs sparked her interest in wolves. She has written numerous articles about wolves for popular magazines, and her speaking engagements include a variety of audiences in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the world. Kirsty serves as a Specialist Advisor for the UK Wolf Conservation Trust, and she has contributed two personal encounter articles to International Wolf magazine.

Kirsty and her husband spend six months of each year at home in England and six months living close enough to Yellowstone’s northern range to make the drive into the park each morning at dawn to watch the wolves. Her days are filled with viewing wolves, recording her own field notes, and sharing her homemade lemon drizzle cake. But the best part of the long day is providing the experience of a lifetime for many children and adults who have never seen a wild wolf until Kirsty adjusts the height of her spotting scope and says, “Look there! Just above that tree in the center! Can you see the wolf?”.

It is with great pleasure and deep appreciation that the International Wolf Center presents the 2016 Who Speaks for Wolf award to Kirsty Peake. We wish her many more years of wolf watching and helping to teach the world about this fascinating predator.

Radio Interview:  On 13th April 2016 Kirsty was interviewed on The Dog Show with Julie Forbes.  The discussion, over a period of one hour, covered wolf and dog behaviour.  Go to and click on Pawdcasts, then on 2016 and finally click on Show No. 372 dated 13th April to listen to the show. 



Over the years of my involvement in the lives of dogs and wolves I have been asked to write articles.  These have been published in various magazines and newspapers.  I decided to gather them all together in order to keep them 'to hand'.  Alan suggested that I put some of them up here so you can read them.

Articles will be added as I continue to retrieve them and also once they are published in the relevant magazine I will add them here.  They will have the date when they were published.

Kirsty In Conversation With Rick McIntyre

870F High Drama in Yellowstone Part 1

870F High Drama in Yellowstone Part 2

Just Wants To Play

Western Morning News June 2015

APDT Magazine 2010

Dogs Today September 10 Feature

Dogs Today Oct 09 Feature