2022—On a Mission

This is a Coyote on a mission. During a brief sunny moment in Yellowstone National Park on our last afternoon there, this Coyote made its way across a snowy meadow heading directly toward us, crossed the road between the hordes of cars, oglers, and photographers that had stopped to watch, and crossed back again probably in search of one of its caches of stored food. It licks its chops after finding a cache or something in the snow and eating it before continuing on its way. Still in its thick winter coat, it was a beautiful sight in the snow. Thick clumps of snow adhered to the Coyote’s legs. It’s a good thing its winter coat offers some protection from the cold.