Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Rare at Ridgefield NWR

Rare at Ridgefield NWR

An image of a coyote taken at the Ridgefield NWR, November 26, 2012, with my then new Canon 5D Mark III.  At present, coyotes are rarely seen at the refuge due to their extermination to allow for the recently relocated Columbian White-tailed Deer to increase their numbers.  As a photographer, I personally would rather have the coyotes roaming the refuge than the bright tag-clad deer that normally fail to provide interesting photographs.  Don’t get me wrong–I like deer–but if I had to choose one over the other, I would have kept the coyotes and moved the deer somewhere else.

This shot was taken as the sun was rising behind the coyote.

Canon 5D Mark III, 1/640, f5.6, ISO3200, 400mm, 8:02 a.m.

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2 Responses to “Rare at Ridgefield NWR”

  1. Carolyn McD says:

    I’m with you on this one. Theres one still around, that ive seen 4 times within the last year and I heard there was a recent baby.
    Anyway, truly fabulous image.
    Carolyn

    • Dennis says:

      Thanks for the nice comment, Carolyn! So glad to hear you’ve seen one and that there may be a youngster! Would love to see them but hope they stay hidden from the exterminators.

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