Coyote in the snow

Coyote in the SnowCoyote in the Snow – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/1600, ISO 640, +0.7 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 200mm, not baited or called in

There was still plenty of snow on Antelope Island yesterday from the weekend snow storm but the roads were clearer and the light was a bit better. While looking for birds to photograph I spotted a pair of Coyotes hunting and roaming through the snow-covered landscape together.

Wintry day CoyoteWintry day Coyote – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/1600, ISO 640, +0.7 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 200mm, not baited or called in

I wasn’t able to get images of the first Coyote as it trotted across the open stretch of ground before the gravel road but I did get several of this Coyote in the snow that I liked.

They are such fascinating subjects.



  1. Julie Brown November 17, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Gorgeous animals, with such a look of intelligence. I am drawn to the faces of canines.

    • Mia McPherson November 17, 2012 at 9:39 am

      I’m very drawn to Coyotes, thanks Julie.

  2. Elizabeth November 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    I stumbled onto your blog after seeing your comment on Steve’s blog (Bourbon, Bastards). I saw this coyote and thought, “He looks like the coyote I saw on Antelope Island.” Low and behold, he might be the same one!

    • Mia McPherson November 16, 2012 at 6:52 am

      Hi Elizabeth, I am glad you found my blog via Steve’s! It could be the same Coyote though there are quite a few on the island. I just love seeing & photographing them. Thanks for sharing the link to your blog and for your comment on mine.

  3. Linda Rockwell November 14, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Excellent coyote photos!

  4. Humming Bird Lover November 14, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Hi! love to look at all the pic’s of the Coyotes. The ones of them in the snow I love best. Great job!

  5. Kathie November 14, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Nicely done Mia!

  6. Rohrerbot November 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    You make wonderful photography. Gorgeous shots. Love the coyote against the snow. Perfect! Kathie and I stood out in the wash last night listening to a coyote howl nearby. It was really beautiful. Such wonderful creatures to observe out in the wild.

    • Mia McPherson November 15, 2012 at 5:25 am

      You are right Chris, Coyotes are wonderful creatures to observe in the wild, and that song.. it gives me chills, in a good way of course.

  7. Bob Bushell November 13, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Beautiful photos and brilliant Coyotes.

  8. Jan Ellen Ferrigan November 13, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Great photos. You must have a good lens:) Thanks for sharing.

    • Mia McPherson November 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      Thank you Jan, it does help to have a nice lens.

  9. Azstu November 13, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Wonderful Mia. Such perfect profiles. I love Coyotes and wish one day to take some shots that are slightly close in quality to yours.

    • Mia McPherson November 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      Thank you Stu, I’m sure you will get some excellent images of Coyotes.

  10. judy watson November 13, 2012 at 6:00 am


  11. Susan November 13, 2012 at 5:55 am

    What awesome photos, the snow really makes their colors stand out. Beautiful!

    • Mia McPherson November 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      Thanks Susan, I thought the same thing about their colors standing out so well from the snow.

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