Coyote stalking prey moving through the lava rocks, sage and cholla cactus early one morning in the Orilla Verde Recreation Area, Pilar, New Mexico. It paused numerous times to briefly acknowledge our presence, loped off, and continued its foraging between rocks and sage only to perch on another rock with a good vantage point and make eye contact again. Moving adeptly, confidently, over the unstable terrain the coyote swiftly gained ground and left us watchers in its wake as it crossed the road ahead and vanished in to the red willows along the Rio Grande.
12 thoughts on “Coyote Morning Along The Rio Grande”
What a great photo. I really enjoy this one. Gratitude!
Thank you Robert. I appreciate your compliment. Thanks for looking.
Awww Geraint that’s so beautiful and very clear I can see every hair on his body even with my dodgy eyes.
Thanks Gaynor. Its coat was a little damp and frosty so I think that’s what made him look so lush. Big hug
would he have attacked you?
Not from where he was … maybe if confronted at close range. The dog in my iconic image of the coyote and sage actually nipped my elbow in a subsequent encounter… https://geraintsmith.com/potd/pages/archive/march_06/mar_23_06.html
Gorgeous! Thank you for a great picture!
Thank you Greta, for looking and taking the time to write. I hope you’ll continue to enjoy my work. G
Beautiful image Geraint. Love the little “bite” out of his ear. Wish I knew the story.
I was surprised to see the piece missing when I loaded the image on the computer. It adds to the dogs personality. Thanks heather.
Will you have this available? I have your coyote in the sage and would love to get this too!
Hi Sally, thank you. I’ll send you an email. Thanks for looking and taking the time to write. G