Coyote following invisible sound and scent trail. Focused. Intensely in the moment!

Canon 40D, 100-400mm lens, f8, 1/400, 330mm, handheld. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA. Views 442 through 13 March 2011, thanks for stopping by.

Featured in:
- United: Australia, UK, USA, and Canada, March 2011
- The Beauty of Nature, March 2011
- Animal Kingdom, March 2010
- Colour and Light, March 2010
- The Woman Photographer, January 2010
- Wolves & Wild Kin group, July 2009
Thank you so much!

Wildlife, wild places, wild light… mountains, the ocean, the sky… ahhhhhhhl. Breathe deeply as you look into these images.

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  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelover 5 years ago

    A great shot, I wouldn’t want him on my trail!

  • Hi Cora, thanks so much!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Arla M. Ruggles
    Arla M. Rugglesover 5 years ago

    Absolutely fantastic!!!

  • Hi Arla, I’m in the Red Desert right now and hoping to find some wild horses; am also looking forward to news on your front about the little guy. So glad you liked the coyote on its daily rounds!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Paul Todd
    Paul Toddover 5 years ago

    bl…y brilliant!! You did a wonderful job getting this pic – you must be so happy with it!!

  • Hi smallfox, it was a treat for sure. Thanks for stopping by!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Jay Ryser
    Jay Ryserover 5 years ago

    Very nice – and with a tough to capture critter to boot

  • Hi Jay fellow wildlife guy, thanks for the great comment!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Helen Phillips
    Helen Phillipsover 5 years ago

    Amazing! I wonder how close you were, he seems absolutely oblivious of yr presence. Well done, so beautiful : )

  • Hi Helen, very close and trying not to disrupt his/her hunting rounds! Thanks so much for stopping in!!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • blackwingedbird
    blackwingedbirdover 5 years ago

    Stunning—what an unusual shot! Great job, perfect focus! Love the blade of grass in front of his muzzle, too. Adds interest!

  • Hi bwb, love the fact you carry a camera in your purse! Thanks so much for dropping by and for your fun and insightful comments (particularly about the blade of grass)!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 5 years ago

    This is a fantastic shot,

  • Hi Ann, thanks so much for the rave review! Your shot “Serenity” sums up why I would like to visit Vancouver Island some day – well done!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot. Captures the intensity of the coyote’s concentration.

  • Thanks so much, Mike!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Brandie1
    Brandie1over 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture.
    Good dof

  • Thanks for dropping by and your delightful comment, Brandie1!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    A fabulous capture!!!!!!

  • Thanks, lorilee… love all your colors of summer!!!

    – A.M. Ruttle

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