Coyote walking in the shallow water of the Great Salt Lake – D500, f7.1, 1/200, ISO 500, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light, not baited or called in
I don’t see as many Coyotes or see them as frequently as I used to on Antelope Island State Park or on the causeway to the island so when I do find them I get excited even when the light isn’t optimal, even when they are further away than I’d like.
In October I spotted a Coyote walking in the shallow water of the Great Salt Lake from the causeway to Antelope Island in pre-dawn light where the water was reflecting the pink clouds of daybreak. Even though the Coyote was a long way out in the lake I couldn’t resist photographing it plus I liked that a few avocets were in the frame too. For me this photo conveys a feeling of peacefulness and hope.
I love Coyotes and how they adapt and thrive despite human encroachment. They are wild animals and some people are afraid of them, I am not one of those people. I admire them and more than that I respect their place and value in the natural world.
Life is good.