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.)
See more pictures of Yellowstone »
Get tips on photographing wildlife »