For the most part yesterday I photographed the furry animals of Antelope Island State Park starting off with a pack of three coyotes just waking up from the night with golden light shining on them. One of the coyotes got up, gave me a stare, stretched and then laid back down again.
One of the coyotes laying down was an injured coyote I had seen and photographed two days before closer to the park entrance, the coyotes nose was swollen but it looked a bit better than it had on the 16th. It looks rather painful to me.
This is what the coyote’s nose looked like on the 16th where the injury looked fresh. The coyotes on the island act like they are also starting to think about breeding and during that time there are fights for mates. Coyotes will grab whatever they can when they are fighting and I suspect that this one had its muzzle bitten and will probably bear the scars for the rest of its life.
Another one of the coyotes just seemed to be enjoying the warming rays of the sun. They are such beautiful creatures even when most of their body is hidden. Besides, I feel like I can never have enough coyote images. Ever.
The bison were on the move yesterday and I saw herds in many locations on the island. There was a herd of about 30 in one area that were close enough to photograph, some times they were too close to do full body images so I opted to take some close ups. This cow was scratching her neck on a boulder and I liked the look she had on her face.
You might have noticed I didn’t included my ISO with my techs and the reason for that is that I don’t think I am getting accurate readings when I view my file properties. I know I wasn’t shooting at ISO 900 on one of the coyotes shots but that is what my file properties say. ISO 900 isn’t even an ISO I can select, nor is ISO 560. I must have inadvertently changed a setting some where and now I need to figure out how to get it back where I want it.
Anyway, life is good.