These two young Coyotes walked out of a field and came close to me. I think one of the Coyote is the same one I photographed in August (Coyote Pup Mousing). I also think they are two of the four I was seeing early in the summer in this same area (One Of Four Coyote Pups).
The young coyotes were near the Sandtown parking area at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I was standing outside my pickup hand-holding my camera and lens. I was outside my pickup because I saw that the Coyotes were going to walk out onto the road behind my pickup. They both walked past me within 8 to 10 feet. One turned and went back into the field, the other continued walking the road.
Coyotes are medium-sized mammals belonging to the Canidae family, which also includes wolves, foxes, and domestic dogs. Young coyotes are called pups, and they are born blind and deaf, and rely on their mother for food and protection. Coyote pups usually stay with their mother until they are about six to nine months old, after which they start to hunt and forage on their own. Coyotes are adaptable and are found in a variety of habitats, ranging from deserts to forests and urban areas. They are omnivores and feed on a wide range of foods, including small mammals, birds, reptiles, and fruit.
- Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
- Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)
- Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
- Date and Time Taken: September 8, 2020 (06:11:59 A.M.)
- Aperture Priority
- Aperture: f5.6
- Shutter speed: 1/220 and 1/340 for second photo (as determined by the camera)
- ISO: 3200 and 2500
- White Balance: Auto
- Metering Mode: Multi
- Back-button Focus
- Single Point Focus
- Exposure Compensation: +0.33
- Focal Length: 400 mm and 200 mm
- Processed With Luminar 4