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