Running in the snow

Running in the snowRunning in the snow – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/1250, ISO 640, +1.0 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

Snow. Hunger. Survival.

A Coyote’s life isn’t easy during the harsh winters of Utah but Coyotes that don’t live on Antelope Island State Park have it even rougher, they have a $50.00 bounty on their lives. All for an extermination program that does not work to “protect” the Mule Deer population and “tourism”. Tourism loosely defined is out of staters who come here to kill Mule Deer.

All the Coyotes are doing is surviving. I’m glad that the Coyotes in the island are protected.



  1. Jane Chesebrough September 24, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Mia, you had me worried for a moment when I saw the snow. If they absolutely have to cull, then it should be local and limited. Thank goodness for places like Antelope Island.I enjoy watching the coyotes that I see and I only shoot those ones with my camera.

  2. patty chadwick September 24, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Wouldn’t it be more “sporting” , more macho, if some area was set aside as “designated hunting grounds”, and the “sports, tourist and local, got to shoot at each other? With live ammunition, of course. They would pay a fee for the priviledge , which would cover the costs of retrieval and burial of their bodies. The NRA and tourist industry would love it! think of all the jobs it could provide!

  3. Montanagirl September 24, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Superb shot of the coyote in snow! We have coyotes here, but someone is always shooting at them, so on they’re on the run the instant we see one.

  4. Stu September 24, 2013 at 7:58 am

    We are such a murderous species.. I am sure Nature hates us really and would get along much better without us.. But, a great photo and all the more poignant when you know humans could end his life for no reason..

    Dictionary Entry: Earth: A Sad place in many ways.

    ( hope this is not too depressing 😉 As always, a wonderful photo Mia!

  5. Elephant's Child September 24, 2013 at 4:43 am

    The link to your earlier post is heart-breaking. Killer tourism is something I would happily do without. I really don’t understand the ‘sport’ in killing anything.
    And I am very, very glad that the coyotes are protected on Antelope Island.

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