That’s why it would have to be a dream day for wildlife photography when I had the bonus of seeing a coyote up close … real close.
I like the photo at the right which I took around home but it doesn’t give much detail. I occasionally see a coyote but they are usually skittish, far away, and it’s hard to even identify them! I often fear that my prize photo may turn out to be a farmer’s dog!
In our dream day at Yellowstone, we had seen a grizzly for 45 minutes and were nearing the end of an hour of watching a gorgeous fox hunt. We decided to have our lunch there in the truck since it was a cool day.
I went back to the truck that was parked on a pullout just off the road. Just before setting the camera aside, I noticed an animal sitting at the side of the road quite a distance away. I took a quick photo and enlarged the image on my screen to find a coyote. Bonus!
It sat at the side of the road for quite a while …
It kept coming closer and we realized it was coming right at us! We closed up the back of the truck where our lunch was sitting, just to make sure it didn’t decide to join us.
The coyote crossed over to the other side of the road and never varied its pace.
It was hard to believe what just happened.
All of this excitement made lunch taste even better, then it was back to watching the fox. Because, when you’re having a good day, the wildlife just keeps coming.