Friday, October 29, 2010

Coyote At SNP...



While In Shenandoah National Park I expect to photograph whitetail deer and turkeys, squirrels and some birds, I always hope to see some black bears and can't wait for that bobcat encounter. What I should have expected to see but never thought about it was coyotes. When I was there earlier this month I spent time both days photographing this coyote from a hill side. He dug and dug and came up with a mouth full of dirt numerous times. If he ever caught anything that first day he ate it before showing it to me. I have photographed coyotes numerous times in Yellowstone but never like the photo opportunity this guy gave me. I have also never seen a better looking coyote as this one. He looks like he eats well and had a very nice coat. You will be seeing some more of this guy from this day and the photos I got the second day.

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17 comments:

Sparky said...

He is a good like coyote. And these are some really nice pictures of him. Another great job.

HANNIBAL said...

Yep, he is one very good looking coyote! Nice background too! The details are super sharp, Brad! Awesome!

jabblog said...

He is such a magnificent animal - young, fit and healthy. How kind of him to pose so nicely for you :-)

Nikki-ann said...

Fantastic shots and such a beautiful creature too :)

Misty Dawn said...

We have LOTS of coyotes around us, and I'm eager to get a chance to photograph one. Your photos are outstanding!!!

jen said...

Good golly those are lovely photos. My whole family comes to my desk when I'm on your blog and we ooo and ahh together. :)

I've seen a coyote in the wild a time or two in Southern California but they were much grayer. This guy is just spectacular!

Have a great weekend. :D

Shahz said...

nice! :-)

Denise said...

What a lovely, healthy looking coyote. I've been to the Shenandoah's and only seen deer and birds, never bears and never coyotes. I understand coyotes are making quite a comeback on the East Coast. Great photos!

ladyfi said...

What a beautiful looking creature! Great shots.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shots of the coyote. I have been to Shenandoah many times and have never seen a coyote there. Cool sighting.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, yes, he's a real beauty, isn't he? Nice of him to pose for you instead of running away.
Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

beautiful capture ~ nicely done

Jane said...

Awesome shots, such a wonderful place. Lovely capture:)

Lyndsey said...

These are such a great series of photos. They are just awesome, I love the look on his face.

EG Wow said...

This coyote looks well fed. Nice photos!

lisaschaos said...

Oh he's gorgeous!! Nice shots!!

Steve Ferendo said...

Brad,
I met you today at Big Meadows. Very nice site you have here and some of the VERY BEST eastern coyote photos that I have seen. I hope to run into you again.
Steve
http://naturalworldthroughmycamera.blogspot.com/