Sights like this coyote hunting for mice are very common in Yellowstone National Park's Lamar Valley. The Lamar River, which is a tributary of the Yellowstone River, lies in the Lamar Valley, and this 40-mile stretch of land is one of the best places in the continental United States to see wolves and grizzly bears. I haven't yet had the luck to spot either of these incredible creatures in the Lamar Valley, but bison, elk, and coyotes are nearly impossible to miss, even on a single drive through the area. I took this photo from the side of US Highway 212, where I spent 20 minutes watching him hunt. He appeared completely unconcerned with the dozens of roadside observers roughly one hundred feet away.
Uploaded: Apr 17, 2015