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A coyote in the Lamar Valley was spending the late afternoon mousing in the deep snow.  I titled this image Blind Leap, because while they have an excellent ability to hear and smell little rodents moving under the snow, they still cannot be certain of their success.  They are just hoping that they come out successful, and have a snack for their efforts.

 

This particular Coyote seemed to be hunting in the deepest snow in all of Yellowstone at this time of year. But he was relatively successful, so I guess it is a good thing that the deep snow did not deter him.

 

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 29, 2015
Location: Yellowstone National Park

Camera: Canon EOS 1DX
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x III Ext
Focal Length: 700mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 6400
Exposure: 1/2000

About this Image

A coyote in the Lamar Valley was spending the late afternoon mousing in the deep snow.  I titled this image Blind Leap, because while they have an excellent ability to hear and smell little rodents moving under the snow, they still cannot be certain of their success.  They are just hoping that they come out successful, and have a snack for their efforts.

 

This particular Coyote seemed to be hunting in the deepest snow in all of Yellowstone at this time of year. But he was relatively successful, so I guess it is a good thing that the deep snow did not deter him.

 

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 29, 2015
Location: Yellowstone National Park

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 1DX
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x III Ext
Focal Length: 700mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 6400
Exposure: 1/2000