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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Dejected Coyote after failed hunt of pronghorns

This coyote was seen trying to sneak up on some Pronghorns in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park. We stopped at a pullout to get a closer look, but the coyote must have given up and we couldn't see him. We must have stopped in front of the coyote's trail out of the area, because while we were looking at the Pronghorns, this guy popped up about 30 feet from us. He looks like he'd been eating well!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2015
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Cooke City, Montana, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-3000
Copyright: © Jeff Klein