This line of a chorus from the Alberta raised, country music singer, Gord Bamford's song "Heaven on Dirt", I felt was fitting for this canid spotted in the tall grass in Kananaskis, Alberta.
The coyote was hunting in the tall grass just outside of the tree line. It definitely had something in its sights as it kept returning to the same area and trying to dig out whatever was underground.
The eyes "have it"! What a truly beautiful example of "Canis latrans", decked out in its warm winter coat, healthy and surviving and most importantly - thriving.
To see a coyote in the wild going about the business of hunting was truly a privilege and as highlighted below, all photos were taken from a safe location and distance. One of the great advantages of a long lens :)
NOTE: ALL PHOTOS TAKEN FROM A SAFE LOCATION AND DISTANCE