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Wile E. Coyote Wins One

Wile E. Coyote Wins One
Photograph by Sarah Leen

Prowling putting greens and patios, a coyote looks for lunch on a golf course in Sun City, a massive retirement community northwest of Phoenix, Arizona. “Coyotes are vulnerable to the whims of nature out in the desert but not on the urban fringe,” says Randy Babb, a biologist with Arizona’s Game and Fish Department. “Here, they can always find the water they need and food, like jackrabbits, ground squirrels, and the occasional small pet. And there’s no practical way to control them,” says Babb. “There’s a boundless reservoir of coyotes that can come in here from the desert.”



Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 600mm Nikkor
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Early morning
Lighting Techniques: Available light

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Long lens on tripod


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