During my recent trip to the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma., I had the chance to photograph a pair of coyotes. Coyotes are shy animals and tend to avoid humans, but these two were particularly curious.

A Pair Of Coyotes
A Pair Of Coyotes

The reason for a pair of coyotes being together can vary depending on the situation. They may be mating partners, or a parent with a pup. In some cases, coyotes may form packs, which are social groups consisting of family members and other individuals that hunt and defend territory together. Additionally, coyotes may also travel and hunt together in pairs in order to increase their chances of capturing prey. Ultimately, the specific reason why a pair of coyotes might be together would depend on the behavior and circumstances of the individual animals.

I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: July 12, 2022 (06:24 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600
  • ISO: 2500 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 500 mm