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On the Mound

A coyote in Yellowstone National Park is on the mound, getting ready to deliver his first pitch.  Joking aside, I did notice that the coyotes tended to stand, and even sleep on these little mounds in the park.  I think it gives them a better viewpoint, and helps to keep an enemy from sneaking up on them.

 

During my 2017 trip to the park, I didn’t actually see any wolves (for the first time), but saw a lot of coyotes, even small packs of coyotes, so they must have been taking advantages of the wolves being elsewhere, and hanging out where we could see them.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: December 26, 2017
Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Camera: Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x III Extender
Focal Length: 700mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 160
Exposure: 1/1250

About this Image

A coyote in Yellowstone National Park is on the mound, getting ready to deliver his first pitch.  Joking aside, I did notice that the coyotes tended to stand, and even sleep on these little mounds in the park.  I think it gives them a better viewpoint, and helps to keep an enemy from sneaking up on them.

 

During my 2017 trip to the park, I didn’t actually see any wolves (for the first time), but saw a lot of coyotes, even small packs of coyotes, so they must have been taking advantages of the wolves being elsewhere, and hanging out where we could see them.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: December 26, 2017
Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x III Extender
Focal Length: 700mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 160
Exposure: 1/1250