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Coyote pounce 1 This coyote is listening to a rodent moving under the snow. This is the first of five photos showing the progression of the coyotes attack on its prey. <br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48064/coyote_pounce_2.html" title="Coyote pounce 2"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/797/48064_thumb.JPG?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1585785610&Signature=YodChkoE0bo24LEfjWxPTqNLde0%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Coyote pounce 2 This is the second photo showing the progression of a coyote pouncing on its prey. The coyote has started to pounce and it is starting its arching jump.  Canidae,Canis latrans lestes,Coyote,Geotagged,Mammals,Mountain coyote,United States,Winter,Yellowstone National Park" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48065/coyote_pounce_3.html" title="Coyote pounce 3"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/797/48065_thumb.JPG?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1585785610&Signature=RK51WPFaY3Un9pJRKKxKjrijbhI%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Coyote pounce 3 This is the third photo showing the progression of a coyote pouncing on its prey. Here the coyote is fully airborn.  Canis latrans lestes,Geotagged,Mountain coyote,United States,Winter,Wyoming,Yellowstone National Park,canidae,mammals" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48063/coyote_pounce_4.html" title="Coyote pounce 4"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/797/48063_thumb.JPG?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1585785610&Signature=2oKTZqd3Tdtgs97g7JEZvUksCSI%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Coyote pounce 4 This is the fourth photo showing the progression of a coyote pouncing on its prey. Here the coyote is starting to come down, hopefully directly on top of the whatever it was listening to under the snow, and catching it.  Canidae,Canis latrans lestes,Geotagged,Mountain coyote,United States,Winter,Wyoming,Yellowstone National Park,mammals" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48062/coyote_pounce_5.html" title="Coyote pounce 5"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/797/48062_thumb.JPG?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1585785610&Signature=uUk1rn4dj%2Bwctb%2BybAhhPIB4Rpw%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Coyote pounce 5 This is the fifth and final photo showing the progression of a coyote pouncing on its prey. Here the coyote has landed and is pawing in the snow after initially missing its target. In the end, this attack was unsuccessful.<br />
Here&#039;s the sequence<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48063/coyote_pounce_4.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48065/coyote_pounce_3.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48064/coyote_pounce_2.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48061/coyote_pounce_1.html Canis latrans lestes,Geotagged,Mountain coyote,United States,Winter,Yellowstone National Park,canidae,mammals,wyoming" /></a></figure><br />
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Coyote pounce 1

This coyote is listening to a rodent moving under the snow. This is the first of five photos showing the progression of the coyotes attack on its prey.

Coyote pounce 2 This is the second photo showing the progression of a coyote pouncing on its prey. The coyote has started to pounce and it is starting its arching jump.  Canidae,Canis latrans lestes,Coyote,Geotagged,Mammals,Mountain coyote,United States,Winter,Yellowstone National Park

Coyote pounce 3 This is the third photo showing the progression of a coyote pouncing on its prey. Here the coyote is fully airborn.  Canis latrans lestes,Geotagged,Mountain coyote,United States,Winter,Wyoming,Yellowstone National Park,canidae,mammals

Coyote pounce 4 This is the fourth photo showing the progression of a coyote pouncing on its prey. Here the coyote is starting to come down, hopefully directly on top of the whatever it was listening to under the snow, and catching it.  Canidae,Canis latrans lestes,Geotagged,Mountain coyote,United States,Winter,Wyoming,Yellowstone National Park,mammals

Coyote pounce 5 This is the fifth and final photo showing the progression of a coyote pouncing on its prey. Here the coyote has landed and is pawing in the snow after initially missing its target. In the end, this attack was unsuccessful.<br />
Here's the sequence<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48063/coyote_pounce_4.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48065/coyote_pounce_3.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48064/coyote_pounce_2.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48061/coyote_pounce_1.html Canis latrans lestes,Geotagged,Mountain coyote,United States,Winter,Yellowstone National Park,canidae,mammals,wyoming

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  1. You have a special talent for amazing observations! I hope you don't mind me editing your description to include the sequence. This way, when people find that first photo in isolation, they'll know it's part of a series. Posted 3 years ago

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The Mountain coyote (Canis latrans lestes), also known as the Great Basin coyote, is a subspecies of coyote native to British Columbia and southeastern Alberta south to Utah and Nevada. It is similar to ''C. l. latrans'', but has lighter-colored upper parts.

Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by travismorhardt
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Uploaded Dec 30, 2016. Captured Feb 10, 2016 11:30 in NE Entrance Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA.
  • NIKON D3300
  • f/5.6
  • 10/12500s
  • ISO100
  • 300mm