They are probably the most fun animal to photograph, besides coy cubs. Coy is cub of the year, meaning it's a brand new cub. A yearling is a cub that has been with the sow for a year and is in the second year with the sow. At the end of the second year the sow will either kick the cub out or a boar will chase off the cub so he can mate with the sow. Coys are great fun, but coyotes are always fun!
You can simply be driving along and suddenly you'll see a something running across the meadow or prairie and suddenly you stop and get the camera ready and it's like some publicity hound. The coyote stops too and before you know it the coyote is almost modeling for you. This is what makes them so much fun.
So here she is hunting and she's very effective at it.......
Finally, she's bored like any paparazzi hound and sneaks off into the sage to hide from us
And she's right....only to the frustration of all us Yellowstone Paparazzi!
So I'm sure you noticed that we've been behind in blogging. Not really my fault as Walt wanted to trek out to the very other end (eastern end) of YNP in the morning.
So what was the purpose of this early morning call? We had heard there was moose in the area but only at the crack of dawn!
Well, there was, but not where we had anticipated, but Walt always gets his moose!!!
This is the beginning of a serious car jam which can only be caused by one thing.....BEAR JAM! Bear jams are the daddy of all jams in YNP. When you see a whole huge collection of cars and usually two rangers it means one thing - bears are near the road and get the camera and park the car as fast as you can, and that ain't easy in a bear jam.