Coyote and Landscape, originally uploaded by bexadler.

One of my biggest disappointments as an amateur photographer is that I don’t have a zoom lens. I spend a lot of time in the outdoors so I tend to see a lot of wildlife. Most of the time said wildlife is too far away for me to get a worthwhile shot, but on my recent trip to Death Valley I got lucky. Not only did we see lots of wildlife, including a roadrunner (which I didn’t catch on film), but this beautiful coyote got within a close enough range that I was actually able to shoot some decent photos of him. This is one of my favorites from the coyote “photo shoot.”