The Coyote Yawns: A short series of photographs

I came across this coyote one day while hiking in the hills of San Francisco’s Bay area. (The East Bay actually, near the historic Black Diamond Sand Mines out towards Antioch and Somersville.) It sat there long enough for me to photograph this huge yawn, and then got up and walked away. I was amazed at how large the coyotes  mouth got when it yawned, and marveled at how big its bite could be. Luckily these are rather timid creatures, and not very aggressive towards us larger humans.

The yawn begins

Amazing how large that mouth is during a yawn


Who me? (With a self satisfied lip lick)

About Galen Leeds Photography

Nature and wildlife photographer, exploring the world on his feet and from his kayak. Among other genres, he is one of the leading kayak photographers in Northern California. To learn more about him, visit him on his website-
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2 Responses to The Coyote Yawns: A short series of photographs

  1. montucky says:

    You were very fortunate to have him pose so nicely, and you used the time very well. Great shots!

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