Stormin’ Coyote

Coyote in the storm - 2014 © Christopher MartinCanon 5DIII and 500mm lens: 1/800 second at f/5.6 on ISO 1000

An early spring blizzard spilled across the prairies a couple of weeks ago.  Cold wind and heavy snow were this Coyote’s main companions as it crossed the fields looking for rodents to eat.  Sometimes the Coyotes that I cross paths with are curious and trot close to check me out.  This is more frequent in the hills and up in the mountains.  On the prairies, where they are often considered to be pests, they are usually more wary and run away when anyone shows any interest in them.  This one was kind of in the middle, running across the road away from me and then slowing to a jog and watching me for a few minutes.

2 responses

  1. Graham Warner

    Hi Christopher,

    I came across your photo here searching for pictures of Chief Mountain

    I grew up in the Cardston area but live now in Montréal. Living in Quebec amongst people who are fiercely proud of their heritage has only taught me to appreciate more my own… So I’m looking have a piece of home, in my home. I’d like to get a blown up photo of Chief Mountain for my bedroom wall à nd I think yours is very representative of the view I grew up with.

    I’m curious:

    1) if you are comfortable with me using your photo.
    2) if you have a hi-res version?
    3) how I might compensate you for the use of the photo?

    Thank you for taking the time to read and reply.

    February 13, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    • Hi Graham! My apologies – I missed your comment and only saw it today. If you are still interested in the image of Chief Mountain, please email me at I can send you a high resolution image which you can get printed out. I charge the amount that a similar size print would be less my printing costs – so roughly half the cost. If you are getting it blown up larger than the print sizes on my purchase page ( we can figure something out that works.



      March 20, 2021 at 1:51 pm

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