Coyote on a snow-covered hillside

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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.



  1. M. Firpi February 26, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Hurray for you and the coyotes!

  2. Julie Brown February 26, 2013 at 3:50 pm

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

  3. Sherry in MT February 26, 2013 at 3:32 pm

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

    • Mia McPherson February 26, 2013 at 5:26 pm

      Thanks Sherry, I liked the slope too.

  4. Carol MATTINGLY February 26, 2013 at 3:04 pm

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

    • Mia McPherson February 26, 2013 at 5:26 pm

      Thanks Carol, I can’t wait!

  5. Merrill Ann Gonzales February 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    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.

    • Mia McPherson February 26, 2013 at 5:26 pm

      Merrill, spring makes us smile, doesn’t it?

      Thanks for your comment on this Coyote image.

  6. Bob Bushell February 26, 2013 at 6:54 am

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

    • Mia McPherson February 26, 2013 at 8:15 am

      Thank you Bob, they are beautiful.

  7. John Randall February 26, 2013 at 6:56 am

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

  8. Kathleen February 26, 2013 at 5:46 am

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

    • Mia McPherson February 26, 2013 at 8:15 am

      Glad to hear more water is opening up there too Kathleen!

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