Wildlife photography of four adorable coyote pups lying green grass and warm sun near their den

As if sitting for a portrait, four coyote pups enjoy the sunny warmth of a summer morning in a grassy Montana meadow. The word coyote comes from the Aztec root “Cóyotl” or “Trickster,” and they are still considered such by many indigenous cultures. Coyotes are intelligent, loyal and resilient carnivores that have thrived despite being relentlessly harassed by humans.