June 23, 2015

Wolf and Coyote

We turned around to head back to Gardiner after Soda Butte Creek. Along the way, one of the photographers spotted movement out across the valley. It was the coyotes alarm-barking because wolves had entered the area. Wolves and coyotes are not friends, as you can tell by the posture of the (smaller) coyote in the back. Soon a pair of wolves chased the coyotes for at least a quarter mile. Both carnivores were interested in the dead bison further west from this location. 

Wolf and Coyote
Lamar Valley
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming