July 17, 2012

Coyote, Yellowstone National Park

Photograph by Timothy Brooks

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

With a strong vision and sense of smell, and the ability to reach up to 40 miles per hour, coyotes are symbolic of adventure. I was fortunate enough to find this wild coyote while visiting Yellowstone National Park. It leaped and ran under tree branches and between boulders. I made sure not to disturb the coyote, and when it lay down on top of a hill I was able to include the coyote's environment in the background. This image displays the coyote's vast habitat, and a sense of mysteriousness and exploration, through its single eye staring back at the camera.

(This photo and caption were submitted to the National Geographic Student Expeditions Photo Contest.)

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