A Three Coyote Day

Coyote on the snow-covered mudflatsCoyote on the snow-covered mudflats – Nikon D810, f8, 1/1600, ISO 500, +0.7 EV, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light, not baited.

Yesterday I had a three Coyote day on the causeway to Antelope Island State Park, one was by itself and the other two were traveling together. The Coyote pictured above was by itself traveling across the snow-covered mudflats. It may have been looking for falcon leftovers because there was a juvenile Peregrine Falcon resting on some rocks not too far away.

Coyote eating a voleCoyote eating a vole – Nikon D810, f11, 1/640, ISO 500, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light, not baited.

The other two Coyotes were closer to the causeway and were actively hunting voles, their primary prey. The Coyote above captured a vole and was in the process of eating it. A tail and one foot is seen below the jaw of the Coyote and the furry body of the vole is to the right of the tongue.

Coyote looking over its shoulderCoyote looking over its shoulder – Nikon D810, f11, 1/500, ISO 500, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light, not baited.

At one point while the Coyote was eating the vole it turned and looked at me over its shoulder then went back to finishing off its meal.

Coyote after finishing off the voleCoyote after finishing off the vole – Nikon D810, f11, 1/1000, ISO 500, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light, not baited.

When the Coyote was finished eating the vole it turned towards the causeway and licked its nose and I took this frame as its tongue stuck out.

It is always fun to see and photograph the Coyotes on Antelope Island State Park and the causeway to it.

Life is good.

Mia

5 Comments

  1. Lois Bryan January 7, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    So beautiful!!!

  2. Elephant's Child January 7, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Three coyote day? Red letter day.

  3. Humming Bird Lover January 7, 2015 at 11:21 am

    HI! love the frames of the Coyotes! I know you had so much fun getting all the great photo’s of them! I sure am in envy of the fun and snow! Have a great day shooting today!

  4. Jo January 7, 2015 at 8:58 am

    especially like the one looking over its shoulder.

  5. Liz Cormack January 7, 2015 at 5:48 am

    Coyotes are so beautiful. Thank you for the photos.

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