Florida Coyotes

I have been fortunate enough to see and photograph 3 different coyotes in Central Florida over the last 8 months. It had never occurred to me that coyotes would be somewhat easy to find here. It’s not like I went out looking for them, but in each case, they found me. What is even more amazing is that 2 of these coyotes were in urban environments and seemingly thriving.

Here are a few images of the coyotes I’ve seen here. This first one is of a coyote that found me in Lake County, FL. Click an image for a larger view.

My next encounter was at the Lyonia Preserve in Deltona, FL.

Finally, I was able to photograph this coyote at the Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, FL. This female looked pretty small and scrawny. I’m not sure if that’s normal for a female or if there just isn’t that much to eat in the cemetery.

I guess next I need to go find some Florida bears and Florida panthers. I know we have black bears here. In fact they are commonly seen not far from where I live. The panther, however, is another story. As an endangered species, there are less than 100 left in the wild. Hopefully I’ll be as lucky as my fellow photographer Heather Green. She found these panthers not too long ago in South Florida.

166 Comments

  • Flickr: p simmons

    May 18, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Lake County Coyotehe definitely lives there because I think everyone’s seen him!

  • Flickr: p simmons

    May 18, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Lake County Coyotehe definitely lives there because I think everyone’s seen him!

  • Flickr: Kevin B Photo

    May 19, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Lake County CoyoteA WOLF!!! LOL! Nice capture, Michael!

  • Flickr: Kevin B Photo

    May 19, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Lake County CoyoteA WOLF!!! LOL! Nice capture, Michael!

  • Flickr: janeswalden

    May 19, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Lake County CoyoteYou saw him! Nice πŸ™‚ I’m surprised those owls are still there with him around. What time of day were you there?

  • Flickr: janeswalden

    May 19, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Lake County CoyoteYou saw him! Nice πŸ™‚ I’m surprised those owls are still there with him around. What time of day were you there?

  • Flickr: conniespixels

    May 19, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Lake County CoyoteMy goodness. He looks a bit scruffy and very wild. Hope he leaves the owls alone. Your wife has a good eye and great capture for you too.

  • Flickr: conniespixels

    May 19, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Lake County CoyoteMy goodness. He looks a bit scruffy and very wild. Hope he leaves the owls alone. Your wife has a good eye and great capture for you too.

  • Flickr: Klaus (kjpweb)

    May 19, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Lake County CoyoteWow – I’ve been there quite a bit and always on the lookout – but to no avail! So I’m happy to see one via Michael Proxy!
    Cool! And Philip – as I said – never saw him even once!

  • Flickr: Klaus (kjpweb)

    May 19, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Lake County CoyoteWow – I’ve been there quite a bit and always on the lookout – but to no avail! So I’m happy to see one via Michael Proxy!
    Cool! And Philip – as I said – never saw him even once!

  • Flickr: bananaman33428

    May 19, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Lake County CoyoteNice catch!

  • Flickr: bananaman33428

    May 19, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Lake County CoyoteNice catch!

  • Flickr: Gary Luciano

    May 19, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Lake County CoyoteVery nice, glad to see this!

  • Flickr: Gary Luciano

    May 19, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Lake County CoyoteVery nice, glad to see this!

  • Flickr: leaders

    May 19, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Lake County CoyoteHi, I’m an admin for a group called Coyote!, and we’d love to have this added to the group!

  • Flickr: leaders

    May 19, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Lake County CoyoteHi, I’m an admin for a group called Coyote!, and we’d love to have this added to the group!

  • Flickr: Brandohl [Wendy]

    May 19, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Lake County CoyoteVery Nice Find!!! would be very cool to see and witness!

  • Flickr: Brandohl Photography [Wendy]

    May 19, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Lake County CoyoteVery Nice Find!!! would be very cool to see and witness!

  • Flickr: Slingher

    May 19, 2010 at 3:42 am

    Lake County CoyoteNice shot. He/she looks very healthy.

  • Flickr: Slingher

    May 19, 2010 at 3:42 am

    Lake County CoyoteNice shot. He/she looks very healthy.

  • Flickr: wabisabifarm

    May 19, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Lake County Coyoteawesome catch!

  • Flickr: wabisabifarm

    May 19, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Lake County Coyoteawesome catch!

  • Flickr: Aspenbreeze

    May 19, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Lake County CoyoteI’m a big fan of coyotes … great shot!

  • Flickr: Aspenbreeze

    May 19, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Lake County CoyoteI’m a big fan of coyotes … great shot!

  • Flickr: Hank Halsey

    May 19, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Lake County CoyoteGreat story, I have seen a lot coyotes but never in Florida.
    Great capture Michael !!
    Linda said, thanks for the kind comment !!!

  • Flickr: Hank Halsey

    May 19, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Lake County CoyoteGreat story, I have seen a lot coyotes but never in Florida.
    Great capture Michael !!
    Linda said, thanks for the kind comment !!!

  • Flickr: skippyanne

    May 19, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Lake County CoyoteI’ve never seen one! I’d like to, tho!! I hope he lives the owls alone, but that was probably what he was there for! Great capture!

  • Flickr: skippyanne

    May 19, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Lake County CoyoteI’ve never seen one! I’d like to, tho!! I hope he lives the owls alone, but that was probably what he was there for! Great capture!

  • Flickr: kevansunderland

    May 19, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Lake County CoyoteWonderful image, we have seen them at night and way off in the distance, but nothing this great !!!

  • Flickr: kevansunderland

    May 19, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Lake County CoyoteWonderful image, we have seen them at night and way off in the distance, but nothing this great !!!

  • Flickr: MommaD photos

    May 19, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Lake County CoyoteVery cool shot!
    I know how you and your wife felt…. Tom once spotted a "wolf" on the road on the way up to Brighton Ski Resort in Utah once. Needless to say, we discovered it was a coyote after he got me all excited about seeing a "wolf".
    Those impromptu shots are always the best.

  • Flickr: MommaD photos

    May 19, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Lake County CoyoteVery cool shot!
    I know how you and your wife felt…. Tom once spotted a "wolf" on the road on the way up to Brighton Ski Resort in Utah once. Needless to say, we discovered it was a coyote after he got me all excited about seeing a "wolf".
    Those impromptu shots are always the best.

  • Flickr: Showy Egret

    May 20, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Lake County CoyoteWhat an incredible and candid shot of this stunning looking creature!

  • Flickr: Showy Egret

    May 20, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Lake County CoyoteWhat an incredible and candid shot of this stunning looking creature!

  • Flickr: Paul Hueber (musicarver)

    May 20, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Lake County CoyoteVery cool! I have also seen a pair out near the Lust Road gate.

  • Flickr: Paul Hueber

    May 20, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Lake County CoyoteVery cool! I have also seen a pair out near the Lust Road gate.

  • Flickr: shutterbugdan

    May 20, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Lake County CoyoteMust have been awesome to see in person. Considering he wasn’t that close you and was on the move, this is pretty darn good shot of this beautiful creature.

  • Flickr: shutterbugdan

    May 20, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Lake County CoyoteMust have been awesome to see in person. Considering he wasn’t that close you and was on the move, this is pretty darn good shot of this beautiful creature.

  • Flickr: Nature Photos by Scott

    May 23, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Lake County CoyoteGreat Find Michael..

  • Flickr: Nature Photos by Scott

    May 23, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Lake County CoyoteGreat Find Michael..

  • Flickr: MommaD photos

    January 4, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaWow, that’s a dark one!
    Beautiful to spot and great shot!

  • Flickr: Heather Green Photography

    January 4, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, Deltonathis is just STUNNING!!!!! The color of his coat, the fantastic light on the eyes…amazing shot!!!!

  • Flickr: Paul Hueber

    January 4, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaWhat a beautiful animal. I’ve never seen one that dark.

  • Flickr: UCFGRAD1999

    January 4, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaWow, hard to believe that beautiful beast is just around the corner from me. Heather is right, the light on the eyes is awesome. Great capture.

  • Flickr: p simmons

    January 4, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaThat’s amazing. Really stunning but it almost looks crossed with something else. Do they come that dark?

  • Flickr: Laurie-B

    January 4, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaSuper, he almost looks more like a wolf than a coyote. What a haunting stare.

    Seen on your photo stream. ( ?Β² )

  • Flickr: Fraggle Red

    January 4, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaWow! What a find. He’s gorgeous. Love the eyes.

  • Flickr: JamieDrakePhotos

    January 4, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaI wonder if this a hybrid. It looks like it has domestic dog qualities…. Being near "suburbia" as you put it, I would bet it is. Beautiful animal, and an excellent capture.

  • Flickr: ac4photos

    January 4, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaWhoa… I’ve never seen one this dark !
    I’m curious to know more about it.

  • Flickr: janeswalden

    January 4, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaWhoa!!!!!!! Gorgeous animal!!! You have been very successful in your photography outings the last year…hope 2011 continues that for you. πŸ™‚

  • Flickr: mlibbe

    January 4, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaI see that some of you think this might be a cross between a dog and a coyote. Definitely a possibility, but I did confirm the defining characteristics of a coyote. They include yellow eyes, sharp pointed ears, and a bushy tail with a black tip. The black tip is difficult to see in this image, but dogs do not share any of these characteristics. I also checked on the possibility of a this being a wolf, but the Red Wolf has been extinct in Florida since 1985.

    A coyote has recently been spotted in the Greenwood cemetery in downtown Orlando, so an urban coyote is not out of the question. Perhaps someone with more experience with canines could weigh in with an expert opinion.

  • Flickr: MP Free

    January 4, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaWow! I didn’t know we had anything like that here! It’s a little scary looking, but nice find and shot!

  • Flickr: Klaus (kjpweb)

    January 4, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaFantastic image!

  • Flickr: Nature Photos by Scott

    January 4, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaAwesome find Michael, I hike there often…Great image..

  • Flickr: kenlassman

    January 4, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaWOW Michael…love it

  • Flickr: JamieDrakePhotos

    January 4, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaThe ability of dogs and wild coyotes or wild coyotes and wolves to cross breed isn’t impossible, but it is unlikely. Let’s just say they have a communication problem. At any rate it’s a beautiful canine..

  • Flickr: bananaman33428

    January 4, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaLooks like my neighbor’s dog. LOL. Great capture, Mike!

  • Flickr: Mark Schwall

    January 4, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaGreat capture Mike!

  • Flickr: Hank Halsey

    January 4, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaNow that is very cool….AWESOME find and capture Michael !!!

  • Flickr: fwsalmon

    January 4, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaBeautiful animal… probably on the prowl for a cat πŸ™‚

  • Flickr: Aspenbreeze

    January 4, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaGosh he’s pretty!

  • Flickr: John Elias Photography

    January 4, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, Deltonaawesome!!!!

  • Flickr: p simmons

    January 4, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaOh they definitely can thrive in suburban and urban areas. Routinely seen out by Ocoee and Windermere. Lets hope he is hunting feral cats and not pets!!

  • Flickr: shutterbugdan

    January 4, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaAmazing find Mike. The eyes are glowing. Really, really cool!

  • Flickr: Kevin B Photo

    January 5, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaThat’s a coyote? Looks more like a wolf!

    Tell us the truth, Michael, you shot this at a zoo!

  • Flickr: skippyanne

    January 5, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaWow!! What a great shot!! Love those eyes!!!

  • Flickr: Hammerchewer

    January 5, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaGreat find Michael
    Interesting colour variation, in the shadows you might be forgiven for thinking it was a panther :0)

  • Flickr: trishanorton

    January 5, 2011 at 1:05 am

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaWow….this is a real find….and a bit of a mystery too! I never knew they could be dark like that! Also….all the coyotes I have seen are quite lean and scruffy looking. Scary to think what this one might be eating! The eyes are amazing….I think I would have run the other way….looks kinda scary…..lol Fantastic spot and image! If you took this in Australia you could call it a Dingo!!!

  • Flickr: Kevin B Photo

    January 5, 2011 at 1:29 am

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, Deltona"The Dingo ate my baby!!!!" πŸ™‚

  • Flickr: mlibbe

    January 5, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, Deltona[http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevin_barry] No zoo, but I’ve split my side laughing over your dingo comment.

  • Flickr: Wildphotography - Barry Rowan

    January 5, 2011 at 3:26 am

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaWhoa!!! Amazing find and very nice shot. I read the story on you blog and this photo is all the more impressive given that it didn’t hang out more than a few seconds.

  • Flickr: Izabella U

    January 5, 2011 at 2:32 pm

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  • Flickr: Miguel A. D.

    January 5, 2011 at 2:59 pm

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    January 5, 2011 at 3:03 pm

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  • Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaWhat an outstanding capture. I am amazed you were able to get such a great image. These guys are rare, and this one is in magnificent shape. He is beautiful. Overall an excellent image πŸ™‚

  • Flickr: Paco Rodas

    January 6, 2011 at 1:05 am

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  • Flickr: Jamie Felton Photo

    January 6, 2011 at 2:53 am

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaStunning the way his eyes glow! wow! I did read and enjoy your blog on this encounter and continued on to read about flickr freinds. That was really nice.

  • Flickr: megpuente (sporadic temporarily)

    January 6, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Florida Coyote - Lyonia Preserve, DeltonaYou luck coyote, you!! Fabulous full body image… those eyes are mesmerizing!! Read your blog… enjoyed it!

  • Flickr: John Elias Photography

    January 12, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Lake County Coyotevery cool!

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    January 12, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Lake County Coyotevery cool!

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    January 14, 2011 at 3:06 pm

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    January 16, 2011 at 11:24 pm

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    January 16, 2011 at 11:31 pm

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    January 17, 2011 at 12:20 am

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    January 17, 2011 at 1:54 am

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    January 17, 2011 at 9:55 am

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    January 17, 2011 at 12:12 pm

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    January 17, 2011 at 3:38 pm

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    January 18, 2011 at 3:42 am

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  • Flickr: mlibbe

    February 1, 2011 at 5:59 pm

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    February 1, 2011 at 6:00 pm

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  • Flickr: ShacklefordPhotoArt

    February 1, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLSure is a pretty thing……wuff wuff

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    February 1, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLSure is a pretty thing……wuff wuff

  • Flickr: p simmons

    February 1, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLI am guessing its a female? I don’t see any "male features". I know someone found the den. I wonder if we’ll have pups this Spring?

  • Flickr: p simmons

    February 1, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLI am guessing its a female? I don’t see any "male features". I know someone found the den. I wonder if we’ll have pups this Spring?

  • Flickr: Fraggle Red

    February 1, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLFantastic series of shots Michael. I didn’t know there were Coyotes in FL.

  • Flickr: Fraggle Red

    February 1, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLFantastic series of shots Michael. I didn’t know there were Coyotes in FL.

  • Flickr: Phil-KI

    February 1, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLVery nice captures

  • Flickr: Ξ¦-Filippos-Κ

    February 1, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLVery nice captures

  • Flickr: Red~Star [be back soon]

    February 1, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLThanks for posting these despite the challenging light. I would have never guessed there were coyotes in Florida…but of course they are highly adaptable urban animals, so why not. Great shots …I love the close proximity and eye contact. The coyotes here aren’t as accommodating as most of my shots of them are either from a mile away or butt shots of them running away.

  • Flickr: Red~Star

    February 1, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLThanks for posting these despite the challenging light. I would have never guessed there were coyotes in Florida…but of course they are highly adaptable urban animals, so why not. Great shots …I love the close proximity and eye contact. The coyotes here aren’t as accommodating as most of my shots of them are either from a mile away or butt shots of them running away.

  • Flickr: janeswalden

    February 1, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLOh Michael, these are wonderful. You never disappoint. You go boy!! This is now a challenge for me….I have to go and see if I can find this gal(?).

  • Flickr: janeswalden

    February 1, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLOh Michael, these are wonderful. You never disappoint. You go boy!! This is now a challenge for me….I have to go and see if I can find this gal(?).

  • Flickr: Klaus (kjpweb)

    February 1, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLYou did great at any rate, Michael – #4 would be my fav!

  • Flickr: Klaus (kjpweb)

    February 1, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLYou did great at any rate, Michael – #4 would be my fav!

  • Flickr: Paul Hueber (musicarver)

    February 1, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLThose turned out very nice. I didn’t know it was still around.

  • Flickr: Paul Hueber

    February 1, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLThose turned out very nice. I didn’t know it was still around.

  • Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLI think you did really spectacular with the lighting and being in the car! The eyes are so awesome…must have felt so cool to have it watching you!!! That’s my favorite part!!!

  • Flickr: trishanorton

    February 1, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLI think you did really spectacular with the lighting and being in the car! The eyes are so awesome…must have felt so cool to have it watching you!!! That’s my favorite part!!!

  • Flickr: DHarp Photos

    February 1, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLNice!

  • Flickr: DHarp Photos

    February 1, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLNice!

  • Flickr: John Elias Photography

    February 1, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLI love them all and can’t tell you the miles i’ve driven looking for them…and you see them in orlando…go figure…actually it is quite common to see them in fringe areas…fantastic images…

  • Flickr: John Elias Photography

    February 1, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLI love them all and can’t tell you the miles i’ve driven looking for them…and you see them in orlando…go figure…actually it is quite common to see them in fringe areas…fantastic images…

  • Flickr: ac4photos

    February 1, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLCool set … I like the angle of the body you captured in # 3

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  • Flickr: ac4photos

    February 1, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLCool set … I like the angle of the body you captured in # 3

    @ [http://www.flickr.com/photos/79378456@N00] … You can’t find them on the beach for your sunrise shots, but you can find them at Lox ! πŸ™‚

  • Flickr: platt89 (back to work - no free time)

    February 1, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLI rather like the last one myself. I didn’t even know we had those in Florida. I’ve never seen one. At least you got some shots. I saw my first bear a few months ago and didn’t even get a shot.

  • Flickr: MP Free

    February 1, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLI rather like the last one myself. I didn’t even know we had those in Florida. I’ve never seen one. At least you got some shots. I saw my first bear a few months ago and didn’t even get a shot.

  • Flickr: Heather Green Photography

    February 1, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLYou and Phillip are making those cemetary coyotes famous! I love all the shots πŸ™‚

  • Flickr: Heather Green Photography

    February 1, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLYou and Phillip are making those cemetary coyotes famous! I love all the shots πŸ™‚

  • Flickr: Hammerchewer

    February 1, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLNot so coy Coyote :0)
    Lovely series of shots Michael
    I suppose it is hold up in the cemetery because it is quiet part of town

  • Flickr: Hammerchewer

    February 1, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLNot so coy Coyote :0)
    Lovely series of shots Michael
    I suppose it is hold up in the cemetery because it is quiet part of town

  • Flickr: kevansunderland

    February 1, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLMichael it is a very fine image, I would take it in a minute !!!

  • Flickr: kevansunderland

    February 1, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLMichael it is a very fine image, I would take it in a minute !!!

  • Flickr: Hank Halsey

    February 1, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLVery cool, but a little spooky that he is hanging out in a cemetery, but then again nobody there is going to bother him.. πŸ˜‰
    Outstanding series of shots Michael !!!

  • Flickr: Hank Halsey

    February 1, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLVery cool, but a little spooky that he is hanging out in a cemetery, but then again nobody there is going to bother him.. πŸ˜‰
    Outstanding series of shots Michael !!!

  • Flickr: Doug Lloyd

    February 1, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLHe has that busted look in 1. I really like the last
    D

  • Flickr: Doug Lloyd

    February 1, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLHe has that busted look in 1. I really like the last
    D

  • Flickr: UCFGRAD1999

    February 1, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLVery nicely done Michael. Much better than the shot I got. Looks like she didn’t mind having her photo taken.

  • Flickr: UCFGRAD1999

    February 1, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLVery nicely done Michael. Much better than the shot I got. Looks like she didn’t mind having her photo taken.

  • Flickr: Mark Schwall

    February 2, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLWell done series Mike.

  • Flickr: Mark Schwall

    February 2, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLWell done series Mike.

  • Flickr: skippyanne

    February 2, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLI think you did a fantastic job!! Myabe the background is not what you wanted, and the lighting tough, but you made it all work for you!

  • Flickr: skippyanne

    February 2, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLI think you did a fantastic job!! Myabe the background is not what you wanted, and the lighting tough, but you made it all work for you!

  • Flickr: mlibbe

    February 2, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FL[http://www.flickr.com/photos/phws] Phillip, I’m 100% convinced this is a female. If there is a den there, and pups are on the horizon, then there must be a male around somewhere too. That would be cool to see the little pups frolicking around the den.

  • Flickr: mlibbe

    February 2, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FL[http://www.flickr.com/photos/phws] Phillip, I’m 100% convinced this is a female. If there is a den there, and pups are on the horizon, then there must be a male around somewhere too. That would be cool to see the little pups frolicking around the den.

  • Flickr: ebirdman

    February 2, 2011 at 1:32 am

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLHa! Dave and I just went through the same frustration last Sunday, but I don’t think the situation was as grave as yours. πŸ˜‰ Great set, Mike!

  • Flickr: ebirdman

    February 2, 2011 at 1:32 am

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLHa! Dave and I just went through the same frustration last Sunday, but I don’t think the situation was as grave as yours. πŸ˜‰ Great set, Mike!

  • Flickr: cleber ferreira

    February 2, 2011 at 1:50 am

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLNice serie!

  • Flickr: CleberBirds

    February 2, 2011 at 1:50 am

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLNice serie!

  • Flickr: dianat03

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLI agree wiith Klaus, # 4 thats my fav.

  • Flickr: dianat03

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLI agree wiith Klaus, # 4 thats my fav.

  • Flickr: MommaD photos

    February 2, 2011 at 4:24 am

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLWow Mike, I think that these are quite interesting! Love the coyotes. Pretty cool BG scenery to go with it.

  • Flickr: MommaD photos

    February 2, 2011 at 4:24 am

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLWow Mike, I think that these are quite interesting! Love the coyotes. Pretty cool BG scenery to go with it.

  • Flickr: Jamie Felton Photo

    February 2, 2011 at 4:44 am

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLDifficult situation but you did great! Cool with the headstones . I think I might like the last one best..it has a certain feeling to it.

  • Flickr: Jamie Felton Photo

    February 2, 2011 at 4:44 am

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLDifficult situation but you did great! Cool with the headstones . I think I might like the last one best..it has a certain feeling to it.

  • Flickr: michaelrosenbaum

    February 2, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLI’d be happy with any of these though the last is my favorite.

  • Flickr: michaelrosenbaum

    February 2, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLI’d be happy with any of these though the last is my favorite.

  • Flickr: ladybugdiscovery

    February 2, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLgreat series of shots.
    I saw this beautiful photo in "Nature of the World Unlimited " group.
    Welcome to Nature of the World Unlimited
    Nature of the World Unlimited
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  • Flickr: ladybugdiscovery

    February 2, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLgreat series of shots.
    I saw this beautiful photo in "Nature of the World Unlimited " group.
    Welcome to Nature of the World Unlimited
    Nature of the World Unlimited
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  • Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLYour Awesome Nature Photo Was Seen In

    NATURE RULES!!!

  • Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLYour Awesome Nature Photo Was Seen In

    NATURE RULES!!!

  • Flickr: B.H.B. PHOTOGRAPHY

    February 3, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLThis is a beautiful capture!

  • Flickr: † B.H.B. PHOTOGRAPHY †

    February 3, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLThis is a beautiful capture!

  • Heather Green

    February 4, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Beautiful shots Michael, thanks for the mention too πŸ˜‰ We saw a young bear the same day as the panther family but he was too fast for me to even pick up my camera from my lap for a photo. Coyotes and bears are on my list!

  • Flickr: AKAKibby

    February 16, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLOh wow! I was out there last Sunday and a local who has been visiting the Eagles out there for years had told me there was a coyote running around….and there it is! Great shot, regardless of all the challenges LOL! Greenwood is an amazing place, never imagined such wild life out there so close to the city

  • Flickr: AKAKibby

    February 16, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Urban Coyote - Orlando, FLOh wow! I was out there last Sunday and a local who has been visiting the Eagles out there for years had told me there was a coyote running around….and there it is! Great shot, regardless of all the challenges LOL! Greenwood is an amazing place, never imagined such wild life out there so close to the city

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