Coyote on the run ~ Friday Photos

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I’ve been seeing a pair of Coyotes hunting together regularly on the island, yesterday I was able to get a few images of one of them as it ran along the road.


Coyote on the run – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/1000, ISO 640, +0.3 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 350mm, natural light, not baited or called in

A few weeks ago I saw what I believe to be this same pair mating so there might be pups around the first week of April. Normally I’d prefer to get a cleaner view of the Coyote for images but in this case I enjoy the habitat in the frame. A little bit more of a head turn would have been great to have more light on the Coyote’s face.



  1. Julie G. February 25, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    It’s neat to see how the coyote blends in so well with the surrounding vegetation. Beautiful capture!

    • Mia McPherson February 25, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      Julie, Coyotes can blend in very well to their habitat. Thanks for commenting.

  2. Julie Brown February 24, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Mia, I would be thrilled to get this shot. It still has its winter coat, doesn’t it? Last weekend I flushed my first coyote at Goose Pond FWA while I was walking around the edge of a marsh.

    • Mia McPherson February 25, 2012 at 5:48 am

      Julie, the Coyote does still have its winter coat but it won’t be long before they start to lose that. They start losing the fur on their faces and that can be fun to see because it is all sleek looking while the rest of the body is very fluffy. A good example of that is here.

      I bet it was exciting to see the one you flushed at Goose Pond FWA. Thanks much for commenting.

  3. Bob Zeller February 24, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I agree with all of the other bloggers, Mia. I don’t know what I could add. Great shooting. 🙂

    • Mia McPherson February 24, 2012 at 11:59 am

      Thanks Bob, I appreciate your comments so much. Enjoy your trip to Big Bend!

  4. Prairie Birder February 24, 2012 at 9:13 am

    This is a wonderful photo of the Coyote!

    • Mia McPherson February 24, 2012 at 11:58 am

      Thanks so much PrairieBirder!

  5. Out Walking the Dog February 24, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Love seeing how well camouflaged the coyote is, blending perfectly with the vegetation.

    • Mia McPherson February 24, 2012 at 11:58 am

      Thanks Melissa! Coyotes can very a challenge to spot.

  6. Jim Braswell February 24, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Wonderful capture, Mia! These guys are so smart … always great fun to watch them!

    • Mia McPherson February 24, 2012 at 11:57 am

      Thanks for commenting Jim! Coyotes are smart and tons of fun too.

  7. Tammy Karr February 24, 2012 at 5:33 am

    This curious Coyote looks like he is set to investigate something! Great capture; I really like the natural habitat!

    • Mia McPherson February 24, 2012 at 6:24 am

      Tammy, the Coyote was keeping one eye on me and the other on its mate who was just across the road. Thank you for your very kind words.

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