Coyote in a Whiteout

Coyote in a whiteoutCoyote in a whiteout – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/1600, ISO 640, +1.0 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 264mm, natural light, not called in or baited

Much of North America has seen snow, ice, extremely cold temperatures and whiteout conditions the last few days, here in the Sat Lake Valley of Utah it has been snowing since early yesterday morning and it is still coming down. All of the snow we have now reminded me of being on Antelope Island State Park last January and photographing birds and Coyotes in near whiteout conditions.  I am fairly certain that conditions on the island this morning will be pretty much the same with plenty of snow on the ground and low light because of heavy clouds overhead.

This Coyote and its mate were hunting for voles when I photographed them in the whiteout and it was so quiet that I could hear the snow crunch as the Coyote moved.



  1. Julie Brown December 12, 2013 at 4:56 am

    It is like we are right there with the coyote. I can almost feel the snow.

  2. Bryce December 8, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    I love the mood of this photo, Mia. And, I’d like to say, I’m very glad to see the every once in a while non bird image. I’m such a bird nerd, but I do enjoy everything, and I’m thankful that you provide an occasional image for me to enjoy. It’s like I still get to go out to the island, and keeps me from feeling like I’m missing out!

  3. Sonja Ross December 8, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    That’s silence! A different coyote image.

  4. Elephant's Child December 8, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Wow, wow and wow. Thank you.

  5. judy watson December 8, 2013 at 9:15 am

    You do great work, Mia!
    I miss the coyotes!

  6. Lynn December 8, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Simply put this is a really beautiful portrait of this intense coyote!

  7. Montanagirl December 8, 2013 at 6:35 am

    That’s a great photo. He’s pretty intent on his hunting.

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