Now I am Stalking A Coyote

By | January 9, 2012

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


Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based wildlife photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Steve’s images are created from his overwhelming passion for being outdoors with cameras in tow.

0 thoughts on “Now I am Stalking A Coyote

  1. Randy Bayne

    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.

  2. Scott

    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.

  3. Steve Creek Post author

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

  4. Judi

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

  5. CaptElaine

    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.

  6. Barbara

    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.

  7. Linda Rockwell

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

  8. Greg Topp

    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