<p>Coyote (<i>Canis latrans</i>)</p> <p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA</p> <p>I was taking photos with a colleague when we spotted a coyote on the move. As the coyote went up a hill covered with snow and ice, we walked around to the other side of the hill to see if we could get a shot into the sunset. We made sure we did not disturb the coyote, and to our surprise, it lay down on top of the hill and curled up in a ball. The coyote willingly stayed within close range of us, and I managed to get close enough to use a wide-angle lens so that I could include the sunset in the background.</p> <p><i>(This photo and caption were submitted to the <a href="http://ngstudentexpeditions.com/?utm_source=photography.nationalgeographic.com&amp;utm_medium=link&amp;utm_content=20120809__PhotoOfTheDay_2012StudentPhotoContest_NGSE_Homepage&amp;utm_campaign=NGdotcom">National Geographic Student Expeditions</a> Photo Contest.)</i></p>

Coyote, Yellowstone National Park

Coyote (Canis latrans)

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

I was taking photos with a colleague when we spotted a coyote on the move. As the coyote went up a hill covered with snow and ice, we walked around to the other side of the hill to see if we could get a shot into the sunset. We made sure we did not disturb the coyote, and to our surprise, it lay down on top of the hill and curled up in a ball. The coyote willingly stayed within close range of us, and I managed to get close enough to use a wide-angle lens so that I could include the sunset in the background.

(This photo and caption were submitted to the National Geographic Student Expeditions Photo Contest.)

Photograph by Timothy Brooks

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