Wildlife: A Matter of Viewpoint

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Nature / Photo Log / Photography / Wildlife


January 17, 2019, Point Reyes National Seashore. There he was. Coyote. There I was. Human. As we warily watched each other it occurred to me that each of us thinks the other is wild, unpredictable, and dangerous. We stared. I got my shots. He walked off—impatient to get on with life, but unscathed. I thought he was handsome. I don’t know what he thought.

(Nikon D500, Tamron 100-400 f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD)

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California based fine-art photographer featuring abstract, impressionist, and minimalist seascapes — near and distant — and floral-based images. Fine-art photography can be seen at www.amagaphoto.com All original images on this blog are copyright 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Michael Scandling. All rights reserved. No images on this site may be copied, duplicated, reused, published, or re-purposed in any way without express permission from the copyright owner, Michael Scandling.


  1. Karen says

    This is so amazing. You just keep getting better and better and having more and more fun. It’s making me feel the same! Love it. Keep going!


  2. Carolle-Ann Mochernuk, says

    Michael – Talk about a close encounter! What a handsome fellow! Good shot. CA

    Sent from my iPad



  3. Frank Riemer says

    He doesn’t look like he thought you were handsome, but maybe you’re right: maybe he was just impatient to get on with his life. Very nice shot!



  4. Erica Wilson says

    Again, as others have said and more will say, a beautiful shot. I particular like the revealing comment, “…each of us thinks the other is wild, unpredictable, and dangerous.” It’s a viewpoint which is being proven on a daily basis, and one we should all be very mindful about. Thank you for the post!


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