Ephemeral Pleasure

For one fleeting moment I came face-to-face with the coyote. My trembling fingers clicked the shutter. Then he was gone. All too quickly. Blending in with the dry corn-coloured grasses. And I was able to breathe again…

A fleeting glimpse of a wild coyote in Yosemite Valley

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

37 thoughts on “Ephemeral Pleasure”

    1. They are very well camouflaged – we may have seen others in the distance, but it was hard to tell. This was one of those lucky moments.

  1. When you enlarge it, you realise just how well-camouflaged he (or she) is. And I like the use of a border, making the shot feel older than it is.
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. Not the best of images as I had no time to think about composition or light or anything – just click and he was gone! No second chance.

    1. I hadn’t really thought about it. Turned a corner, looked up and there he was! Only afterwards did I wonder whether coyotes are dangerous. Only to rabbits 🙂

  2. Those special moments are so precious and your capture is a gem, Jude. What a beautiful shot, everything fits! I stopped breathing reading your word. 🙂
    Best regards from the Rhine Valley, soon on the go again,
    Dina x

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