Now I am Stalking A Coyote

I posted a photo back in November of a Coyote that was sneaking around me while I was photographing deer: Stalked By A Coyote

This time I got to practice my stalking skills on a Coyote.

I spotted a bedded down Coyote in some brush just off of a game trail. I decided to try and see how close I could get before this coyote saw or heard me. I had the wind in my favor and the game trail that I was on was clear of dried leaves so I thought I could stalk within camera range. The Coyote was in the tall grass so I was going to wait and take a photo when it stood up. I got about 20 to 25 steps before it noticed me and I took the photo as the Coyote stood up.

The Coyotes here in Arkansas and Oklahoma are very difficult to get close to or even see so I am always excited when I can do it.

A few more photos of a close encounter: Coyote In The Middle Of The Day

A Coyote In The Grass


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  1. Michelle January 9, 2012 at 8:48 am #

    Excellent shot!

  2. Steve Creek January 9, 2012 at 8:52 am #

    Thank you Michelle!

  3. Randy Bayne January 9, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    Great shot Steve. Nice you were able to get close.

    Yeah, these guys are tough to get shots of. There is a pair living across the street from my office and I have yet to get a good close shot of either. They’ve been here for over a year and I look for them every day, but they stay hidden most of the time and keep their distance when they are out.

  4. Scott January 9, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    Coyotes always seem to see you coming from a mile away. Good job getting that shot! The close up shots you got from last March are fantastic.

  5. Steve Creek January 9, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    Thank you both! Randy just have that camera ready. You just never know when you will get that shot.

  6. Judi January 9, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

    He still has a sleepy-eyed look, but ready to dart away! Super shot by super photographer

  7. CaptElaine January 9, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    Crouched and ready to run, another half second and you’d have had a picture of the south end of a north bound coyote… great shot Steve, you even captured the twinkle in his eyes.

  8. Steve Creek January 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    Thanks ladies! He did bolt after that shot.

  9. Mia McPherson January 9, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    Wonderful image Steve, love how the Coyote appears to be sizing you up!

  10. Steve Creek January 9, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    Thank you Mia!

  11. Barbara January 9, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    What a beautiful animal – you certainly caught him at the right moment. The look in his eye says to me – I don’t know who you think you are but I’m not sticking around to find out Mr. Camera Man… Nice capture.

  12. Linda Rockwell January 9, 2012 at 11:35 pm #

    Nice photo! He looks rather annoyed at being aroused from his beauty sleep. I often get this same look from Sam. :-)

  13. Greg Topp January 10, 2012 at 5:08 am #

    Steve: I think Coyotes are neat! They run through my yard in small packs and keep my own two dogs worried when I have them out on a leash for their “job time” at night. If I get any photos of them, I will forward them on to you for a look-over. I’ve got some nice track photos but so far no picture of what made them! They have different hours than I do!!
    Greg Topp

  14. Steve Creek January 10, 2012 at 6:57 am #

    Thanks Barbara and Linda! Greg I’m looking forward to seeing your photos.