2021—Close Encounters

My visit to Yellowstone National Park in January was all about the Coyotes and close encounters with them. We photographed them on each of our five days in the park and on several days we had multiple opportunities and prolonged encounters with them. Their winter coats were thick and beautiful. They were confident as they strode across snowy meadows and down snow covered roadways sometimes having to maneuver through rows of snow mobilers parked and gawking and the occasional photographers like us. We were always respectful of their space and kept perfectly still when circumstances forced the Coyotes to approach more closely than they would have wished which allowed us to get shots like this one, taken with my Nikon D6 and Nikkor 500mm PF lens.