PIC: Stare Down with a Coyote on Diablo

March 13, 2014 10:00 am · 36 comments


Earlier this week, we showed you a bobcat that was photographed by Jennifer Giantvalley at Mt. Diablo State Park, and today, David Allen was kind enough to send us this picture of a beautiful coyote on Mt. Diablo.

Amazing photography! Thanks, David!

Bishop Estates March 13, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Beautiful picture!

Dorothy March 13, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Lovely wild critter. I can just see him (or her) saying: Make my day, just try and pet me.

Chevrolet girl March 13, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Great pic! Wonderful camouflage.

Clayton Pete March 13, 2014 at 10:21 AM

That is a great shot.

nytemuvr March 13, 2014 at 10:42 AM

One of those great shots that take twenty other shots to get, like the bobcat the other day…..nice pic

Shelly March 13, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Well, another stunningly beautiful native resident brought to us by Claycord.com! Thank you so much David & Mayor!

Anon March 13, 2014 at 10:48 AM

That’s a gorgeous photo!

Are you looking at me! Are you looking at me! March 13, 2014 at 11:08 AM

You better not be looking at me

Buddy March 13, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Wonderful pic…beautiful animal!!

Anon March 13, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Great picture- love seeing all the nearby wildlife without having to leave my home.

Mimi (original) March 13, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Awesome! I love the wildlife we live near! Tho if I actually ran across one while walking/hiking I’d probably become a puddle of pee!

Vanessa March 13, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Lovely picture!

SF CityGirl March 13, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Love this photo, it catches the spirit of that Coyote.

anonanonagain March 13, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Awesome photo!!! I love that wildlife is still on Mt. Diablo despite man’s encroachment……

Lucy March 13, 2014 at 1:41 PM


Lynn March 13, 2014 at 2:04 PM

This photo should be submitted to the Defenders of Wildlife photo contest. It has to be submitted by March 17th. Google “Annual Wildlife Photography Contest”–win a trip to Yellowstone Park. All I had were photos of wild turkeys in my neighborhood!

RichieNotRich March 13, 2014 at 2:25 PM

David, not sure if you’re browsing the comments but if so, what kind of camera did you use to take this?

I really like this pic.

Brittany March 13, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Beautiful. I love seeing pictures that people take of wildlife.

MSoriano Photography March 13, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Even with a 480mm effective focal length and image stabilization, I could not get them near this sharp. They see me, they move away. You got a beautiful picture right here.

J. March 13, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Gorgeous. Just gorgeous.

qwerty March 13, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Mayor- a new weekly column introducing a different member of our native wildlife?

Milla March 13, 2014 at 4:43 PM

That is a gorgeous picture, David. The effects are amazing!

BEAUTIFUL March 13, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Thank you for the beautiful picture.

just a concordian March 13, 2014 at 5:48 PM

This puppy could use a good Furminator session.

Antler March 13, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Intelligent and defiant. What a beautiful photograph! Please tell us how close you managed to get to the subject. How long did the coyote freeze and analyze the situation? Did he move uphill and away?…… or downhill? …. how fast? Thank you for sharing with us.

Michelle March 13, 2014 at 8:27 PM

That is an absolutely beautiful picture of a Coyote. The grace and wonders of nature never cease to amaze me. 🙂

@21 I have to agree that is a splendid idea for a column. The Mayor could have a Nature section on all species native and non-native to the area.

Julie March 13, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Mimi I’m with you!!

Laura Zah March 13, 2014 at 10:12 PM

That is the cleanest, least mangy, healthiest looking coyote (maybe a bit thin) that I have ever seen. Still… a heartless, blood thirsty predator.

Suzanne March 13, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Such a wonderful picture 🙂

Mimi (original) March 13, 2014 at 11:32 PM

@Julie, thanks, I’d need someone with me to face the critter down!

Niko March 13, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Love it! Those eyes and those EARS!
I saw a huge coyote last week in my neighborhood off Pacheco. It was close to the street and in broad daylight. I always feel so lucky to see these beautiful creatures in person 🙂

Michelle March 14, 2014 at 12:45 AM

A coyote in downtown concord? Really?

bigdaddy March 14, 2014 at 8:31 AM

is that the mtn lion that was seen in CR?

Craig Hiler March 14, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Beautiful animal. I’ve seen many in recent years in the hills around Martinez Pleasant Hill and Lafayette. Laura, they’ve all been healthy looking and they only kill to eat as needed to survive. They’re not blood thirsty killers. That title belongs to man who kills for fun or hate.

Cat Wrangler March 14, 2014 at 8:19 PM

How beautiful! What a wonderful photo! You are very talented, Jennifer. We can’t wait to see more of your photos in the near future. 🙂

tesla March 14, 2014 at 9:41 PM

That is a wonderful picture! 🙂

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