Portrait of a Coyote

A coyote contemplates its next move.

Coyote, Point Reyes National Seashore

I like head shots of animals, but I don’t have many because the animals are usually too far away and getting closer isn’t feasible.  I spotted this coyote when it was hunting rodents about 50 to 75 yards from the road.  I pulled over and started photographing it as it was “mousing.”  I stayed inside my vehicle and it seemed oblivious of me.  I knew that it was likely to get closer because of the contour of the land.  It’s other choice was to go down a steep ravine and come up the other side.  It kept working its way toward me.  It came fairly close and then stopped to scratch itself.  That’s when I tripped the shutter.

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About Jim Coda

I am a nature photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I specialize in photos of birds, mammals, and landscapes.
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2 Responses to Portrait of a Coyote

  1. John Wall says:

    That’s a great portrait. I love his expression.

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