Sunlit Coyote on the Prairies

Driving along Springbank’s backroads, west of Calgary, I found this coyote touring through a field as a storm cleared and the sun had just broken through.  Very nice light in the early evening off this resident of the Prairie.

The coyote watched me suspiciously for a minute and then trotted off, heading north across the field.

The last glimpse had her looking towards the west and staying very wide of a farm on the top of the hill.

5 responses

  1. Val

    I thought they were pack animals?

    June 21, 2011 at 5:43 am

    • They are but individuals will wander around for a while before rejoining the pack. I grew up near coyotes and came to know that even if you only see one, the rest are never too far away. My elkhound learned that when he would chase a female to the edge of the forest. He followed one in once but came running out at full bore a few minutes later chased by the howls of the whole pack. When the day fades, that’s when you can hear how many there are in a given place, and, how close they are to without you seeing them. Not dangerous unless you are a sick animal or a baby animal.

      July 2, 2011 at 11:57 am

  2. Beautiful, especially the first one!

    June 13, 2011 at 7:55 am

  3. Wonderful! I love the first one and the last one best. The depth of field is great.

    June 12, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    • Thank you Jenna – glad you like the images of this under-appreciated creature.

      July 2, 2011 at 12:03 pm

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