With snow falling here in Denver, I dug through the archives for a picture that somewhat reflects the current weather conditions.
This image was taken in December 2014 at Cherry Creek State Park, Colorado following an overnight snow. The landscape was resplendent in a blanket of white and the wildlife was out and about and active.
This handsome coyote was resting among some tall prairie grass where it was quite well hidden. I almost missed seeing it but thankfully I did and better yet it stayed long enough for me to capture some good images of it. I love the soft, early morning light on its coat and in its eye.
Coyotes are amazingly adaptable animals and have not been greatly impacted by human expansion. Here in the area I live, this has resulted in some human – coyote conflicts, mainly with the coyotes attacking domestic pets. They range across North America and some have even been seen into Central America and Panama.