Coyote on a snow-covered hillside

Coyote on a snow covered hillsideCoyote on a snow covered hillside – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/2500, ISO 500, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light, not baited or called in

Yesterday I spotted this lone Coyote walking in the snow on a hillside on Antelope Island State Park and stopped to take some images of it before it disappeared into the brush.

The weather forecasters are calling for temperatures in the 50’s this weekend, this snow might melt quickly off of the hillside. There is more open water now and just yesterday there were reports of American Avocets in Davis County.

Winter is starting to lose its icy grip.


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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.


  1. Hurray for you and the coyotes!

  2. It looks pretty relaxed. Still got its winter coat too.

  3. That baby has an AMAZING winter coat. Love the shot mostly because it isn’t “flat”. The slope and the movement rock!

  4. Won’t be long before Spring start singing and bursting out of its buds.

  5. Merrill Ann Gonzales

    We’ve gone from five foot snow drifts to mud… We still have areas of snow cover but the birds have been singing SPRING now for days.
    You coyote is a great shot…. After watching your coyotes I feel less fear of them… but the last encounter we had here still intimidates me. Still I’m glad there is a place for them and that their beauty can be appreciated.

  6. Nice action shot Mia. Glad to hear it’s warming up there.

  7. Beautiful Coyote climbing up a hill in the snow, great piece of photography.

  8. Ice is gone from the pond here, so the birds are returning. Can’t wait to check out some of the more distant ponds!

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