October 2019, Yellowstone National Park
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Each visit to Yellowstone is always a new photography opportunity. The abundance of wildlife can make for some excellent photography. Although I attempt to capture as diverse a selection of wildlife as possible when visiting Yellowstone, each visit has yielded different results for me. Also, the time of year that I have visited has provided different opportunities as well. For this year it was the year-of-coyote for me. My first encounter was on Firehole Drive. This one was out hunting in the open fields. I don’t know enough about how to identify them at a distance from their heads. In the dog world, the male will have a larger more masculine head while the female’s head is smaller and more feminine.
|Nikon D500, Nikor 200-500mm Lens, f/13, 1/400 sec, ISO 500, EV -0.33|
The coyote is a canine native to North America. It is smaller than its close relative, the gray wolf, and slightly smaller than the closely related eastern wolf and red wolf. They range in size from 32 to 37 inches long excluding the tail. They can weigh anywhere from 20 to 50 pounds. They are omnivores and can run in packs. The populations in America are increasing.
|Nikon D500, Sigma 100-400mm Lens, f/6.3, 1/500 sec, ISO 1100,|
|Nikon D850 Nikor 200-500mm Lens, f/16, 1/1000, ISO 500|
|Nikon D850, Nikor 200-500mm Lens, f/16, 1/800, ISO 500|
|Nikon D850, Nikor 200-500mm Lens, f/16, 1/500 sec, ISO 500|
|Nikon D850, Nikor 200-500mm Lens, f/13, 1/640 sec, ISO 500|