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I want to wish you a happy birthday, and also show my gratitude to you, with this painting. One or two years ago I discovered the most beautiful animal I'd ever seen, right here on DeviantArt-in your gallery. If I had not seen your wonderful collection of Kalak photos I wouldn't have fallen in love with maned wolves and their intriguing personality. I'd like to thank you. No other photo collection on the internet, or in books, can really show their behaviors in such depths. Seeing the maned wolves in your photography engaging in natural and rarely-seen behaviors like running, fighting, and even love-playing really makes your photos stand out from the rest. Your patience and willingness to watch and wait to take these photos to share with the world is honorable, and I know for certain it has aided in educating the otherwise-ignorant public about these guys, me included!
I know you have been feeling bad about your photography lately, but I want you to know that it can really make a difference. You should have more faith in yourself! Really, you deserve it. It would be a shame to remove your gallery. People do care more than you think.
Back on topic, I painted one of the maned wolves you photographed. I hope this makes your day at least a little bit brighter.. Happy birthday! Have a good day, and keep up the awesome artwork, photography, and awesomeness in general xD