Wildlife Photography of a coyote moving through a gap between snow drifts in Yellowstone National Park
A Coyote make its wary way through a network of subtle passages in snow-covered brush. Native to North America, and known to indigenous peoples as song dogs, Coyotes are highly intelligent, resilient and social animals. Unlike other targeted predators, this most persecuted of American carnivores continues not only to survive but thrive in the face of relentless human pressure and outright malice. But coyotes are beneficial to both urban and rural communities as they keep rodent and lagomorph populations in check, and protect songbirds by controlling skunk, raccoon and fox populations through competitive exclusion. The coyote is one of my favorite subjects to photograph.