Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Sunday, April 29, 2012

Beauty and the beast~~Sunday Stills Challenge~042912



This is literally about beauty and the beast.  I was out for' my morning walk Friday morning.  I didn't have either my Canon or Nikon with me, but I always do carry my little Nikon Coolpix in my purse (just in case...).  I remember getting to the front door and thinking, "Do I REALLY need a big camera today?" and decided that since there weren't any clouds that morning, I would leave without either one.   A crew of tree trimmers was out gunning their truck engines at the golf club, so I decided to walk around the perimeter the opposite direction of my usual morning walk.  I was busy looking at all the footprints in the sand when I stopped and looked beside me and there he was...a COYOTE!  He stood and looked at me.  I stood and looked at him and slowly got out the little Coolpix and got a few photos of him.  He looked well-fed and wasn't afraid of me (or agressive), so we just stood and watched each other.  He finally moved off further into the bushes.  He was probably 10 feet away from me when I first spotted him.  From now on, I'll remember to scour the bushes along the dirt road!  Sunday Stills Challenge for April 29, 2012.  Is he a beauty or a beast?  I think he was a beauty!  To visit Sunday Stills Challenge, please go to:   http://sundaystills.wordpress.com/

8 comments:

Teresa said...

Awesome catch! I have yet to see one of these coyotes here. He's a beauty!

desertsandbeyond said...

I literally stumbled upon him. I just looked up and there he was...staring at me thinking, "What in the world is this human doing, bumbling about so loudly?" Just plain luck, I guess, although I hear that the cooks at the golf club throw scraps out for the coyotes. He seemed pretty tame, which I am not sure is a good thing!!!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Wow! So cool!

WildBlack said...

That was a cool encounter!! Take your big cams next time..

Cool subject :)

Eva @View from the Hillside said...

Great shots. I only wish I could see the pictures in a bigger size.

desertsandbeyond said...

Yes, there are times when the big zoom lens comes in handy and this would have been one of them! Instead, I just had my little instamatic...and I even cropped the photos! ...sigh...maybe next time.

Pat said...

What a thrill that had to of been for you! Good thing you even had ANY camera with you!

Terry and Linda said...

Cool photos of a coyotes...they are usually pretty hard to photograph!

Linda
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