Coyote in Flight

Posted by ken archer on Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:32 pm

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I watched this coyote for a long while as he hunted for voles along the edge of this creek. At the time he jumped I didn't know he had actually seen or heard something on the other side. When he came up after landing, he had a vole in his mouth.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:51 pm
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Marvelous action shot, caught in mid-air. I really like the whole scene, telling the story. Looks like a beautiful painting. Did he land in the water?
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by Carol Clarke on Wed Dec 08, 2021 4:26 pm
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Its amazing how their acute hearing can detect the movement (and possibly a tiny squeak or two) of voles at a distance, even under the snow. You can see the intense concentration as he is focused on the far side snow covered bank, so you just know he has pinpointed exactly where that little vole is! Fantastic action capture, Ken!

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by SantaFeJoe on Wed Dec 08, 2021 5:11 pm
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Great image and timing. Solid image! Amazing how acute their hearing is and the accuracy of their jump, even at that distance. Was this Yellowstone?

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by david fletcher on Thu Dec 09, 2021 2:07 am
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Fabulous timing of this Coyote, Ken.  Such focussed concentration.  Happy days for the Coyote on a successful pounce.  Brilliant!
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Thu Dec 09, 2021 9:48 am
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Great moment and setting, makes you wonder how they sense the voles.
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by Des on Thu Dec 09, 2021 1:10 pm
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Well timed, Ken! I assume this was at Yellowstone? A place I have yet to visit...



by Mary Brun on Thu Dec 09, 2021 2:32 pm
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Really a wonderful action shot, great timing!

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Very, very nice.

by David J. Bogener on Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:21 pm
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Great action well captured Ken! When I first saw the thumbnail I thought he was walking on ice.

by Neil Vanderwolf on Sat Dec 11, 2021 3:34 pm
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That's awesome, what a fun photo to look at. Amazing seeing this behaviour, you captured it so well!

by Nate Chappell on Sun Dec 12, 2021 12:37 pm
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Congrats Ken, awesome action!
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by TerryWSmith on Sun Dec 12, 2021 12:51 pm
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What a great capture. Not getting an op like this often.

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by ken archer on Tue Dec 14, 2021 4:04 pm
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SantaFeJoe wrote:
Great image and timing. Solid image! Amazing how acute their hearing is and the accuracy of their jump, even at that distance. Was this Yellowstone?


Thank You Joe & Des! Yes, this was in Yellowstone during one of our tours. Looking forward to going back in February :)

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