Keeping The Wild In Wildlife | Coyote (Canis Latrans), Part I

by on December 30, 2012

(Update: please check out Part II on this coyote (canis latrans)!

One day left in 2012. Phew! I have been so behind posting of late. Between injuries and illnesses, I haven’t been able to go out shooting the last two months and it’s been pretty hard to sit at a desk for long and edit, let alone focus on my regular job. It’s also been pretty frustrating, but I’m becoming stronger and I should be able to catch up on some editing and even better, handle the heavy gear again and head outdoors and shoot! Swizzle! Seeing the images in my Lightroom of this young coyote (Canis Latrans) makes me cringe as it’s a reminder I haven’t been around wildlife for so long, it’s just … wrong. Here’s to dusting off the ol’ gear and hitting the road towards the end of January.

I’m going to write about this coyote in the upcoming weeks, but here are a couple of images to get the ball rolling from an encounter back in October. Once again, it became painfully clear we have much to do when it comes to wildlife safety and awareness with the public. I look forward to doing my part in keeping the wild in wildlife just that … wild.

Thankfully I am not alone in the worry about wildlife conservation and the human-coyote conflict.


A young coyote (canis latrans) strolls through Elk Island National Park in Alberta, Canada during autumn, 2012. He shows signs of recent battle, true to his wild nature.

A young coyote (canis latrans) strolls through Elk Island National Park during an early autumn morning, looking for food, Alberta wildlife


See you in the field!




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