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A coyote’s stroll across the fields

Coyote on the Prairie - © Christopher Martin-2016

The warm February in southern Alberta has melted most of the snow on the Prairies.  This has made traveling over the fields much easier for wildlife.  Over the past couple of weeks, I have seen deer, elk, moose and coyotes on the grasslands near my home west of Calgary.

Coyote on the Prairie - © Christopher Martin-1966

This coyote was hunting a little bit as she paralleled the TransCanada Highway near Springbank.  I hoped for a pounce but she was more focused on distance than hunger it seemed.

Coyote on the Prairie - © Christopher Martin-2033

Coyote on the Prairie - © Christopher Martin-2026

After she crossed an off ramp, she paused to stare in my direction before moving on.

Coyote on the Prairie - © Christopher Martin-2000

I left at that point, not wanting to spook her and make her hurry across Highway 22.  I stopped a kilometre or so down the road and watched her wait for a quiet moment.  When that came she ran across the pavement and into another field.

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22 responses

  1. Mike Hohmann

    Great shots of the coyote; pesky and brazen… they’re everywhere… almost!

    April 27, 2016 at 10:45 pm

  2. nice photos, thanks for article

    March 17, 2016 at 9:00 pm

  3. This Is Very Beautiful Photos, Good Job

    March 16, 2016 at 9:27 pm

  4. One of my favorites, that Trickster Coyote.

    March 16, 2016 at 12:19 pm

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  6. Absolutely beautiful photos of a beautiful animal. It’s amazing that we get to capture these things.

    March 6, 2016 at 2:01 pm

  7. Beautiful pictures! Love your work.

    March 6, 2016 at 12:38 am

  8. Stunning pictures

    March 5, 2016 at 5:38 am

  9. beautiful.Watching the flora and fauna with an artist’s eye is soothing in these times of tragic consequences.good work, Chris!

    March 4, 2016 at 4:34 am

  10. Fantastic

    March 4, 2016 at 3:13 am

  11. Distant Relatives of Wolves! Good and shiny photos. Just love your photography. 🙂

    March 3, 2016 at 11:55 pm

  12. Beautiful Pictures! I Love Wolves!

    March 3, 2016 at 3:54 pm

  13. janvdijk9464

    Reblogged this on janencarinvandijk and commented:
    mooi dit nederland word weer een en al natuur

    March 3, 2016 at 6:18 am

  14. janvdijk9464

    is de jakhals ook een inheemsdier hier of is ie uit een dierentuin onsnapt

    March 3, 2016 at 6:17 am

  15. Beautiful photos! To me so exotic. The wolf is majestic on its adventures. Lucky you to be able to see this and catch it so beautifully on photo!

    March 3, 2016 at 12:27 am

  16. Beautiful as usual. I enjoyed the story! I saw a coyote in our city (Oregon) on a street at dusk…gave me a chill. I am fascinated with coyotes.

    March 2, 2016 at 8:40 pm

  17. i like your article very inspiring and thank you for your post

    March 2, 2016 at 6:56 pm

  18. Sally

    A magic moment. Well captured (on screen).

    March 2, 2016 at 3:53 pm

  19. Amazing she blends in with their environment. Great shots.

    March 2, 2016 at 3:41 pm

  20. Raney Simmon

    Oh, wow. I’ve never seen a coyote before. I hope I do one day.

    March 2, 2016 at 3:20 pm

  21. I saw my first Coyote in Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta, they aren’t afraid to show their face in public!

    March 2, 2016 at 12:26 pm

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