The Wild Beauty Of Wolves and Coyotes
I offer Limited Edition, Fine Art photographs of Coyotes and Wolves that are for sale as Fine Art Prints, Metal Prints, and Acrylic prints. One of these pictures of Coyotes or Wolves will add a dramatic focal point to any room!
When I was initially photographing wildlife, I didn't give Coyotes much of a thought as I had only seen them in the summer months. It wasn't until I had seen them in the winter, with their thick, long fur coats in the snow that I found them an interesting subject.
Wolves were an automatic attraction as a subject, but like the Coyote, they also look better in the winter. Photos of Wolves and Coyotes can be taken in Yellowstone National Park, although they have become much more scarce in recent years.
History, Habitat and Facts About Coyotes and Wolves
Wolves and coyotes are not entirely different animals. In fact, they can interbreed. Wolves and coyotes are a lot alike, but there are a few differences between them that make them different species.
Wolves have a much larger head and body size than coyotes do. Coyotes also have a more rectangular face shape, instead of the wolf's triangular shape. This is caused by their lack of a strong lower jawbone as wolves do. Wolves will also hunt in packs whereas coyotes will usually hunt alone or in pairs.
These animals don't always get along but the one thing they do have in common is their willingness to feed on garbage as both wolves and coyotes will take advantage of any food source available to them which includes our trash cans and dumpsters!
The differences in how they hunt
Wolves and coyotes hunt differently. Wolves, which can hunt in packs, will usually go after larger prey like deer and moose. Coyotes, which will usually hunt alone or in pairs, will usually go after smaller prey like rabbits and sheep.
The history of these animals
Both wolves and coyotes are animals that live in North America. Wolves are found in the higher elevations of Alaska and Canada. Around 1850, there were an estimated 250,000 wolves in North America. But by the 1930s, the wolf population had been hunted down to only 1-2% of its original size! Nowadays there are about 300-400 thousand wolves across Canada and Alaska. There are still an estimated 3,700 coyotes living throughout the United States today.
Interestingly enough, both wolf populations thrive when it's cold weather outside because they need snow to cover their tracks to avoid being hunted down by humans! This gives them the perfect opportunity to mate with other species as well since there is less risk of being seen out on the open tundra plains where they would normally hunt.
The history of these two animals is interesting! For example, wolves need snow to survive because it covers their tracks so people can't see them while hunting for prey!
Wolves used to be found everywhere
Wolves used to be found everywhere in the United States, but they are now found mainly in Western states. The coyote, on the other hand, is found all over the country. Coyotes originally lived in North America and Central America. But after Europeans brought them over to hunt them for their fur, they mixed with wolves from Europe and Asia. The two animals have been mixing ever since because their habitats have overlapped.
Coyotes are now the most common animal in North America
North America is home to both coyotes and wolves. But only coyotes are found in the Western Hemisphere. Coyotes are now the most common mammal in North America, so if you live in that part of the world, you've probably seen one at least once or twice. Coyotes eat small animals such as rabbits and mice and can get into trash cans for bigger food items. Wolves will eat just about anything they find too! When it comes to hunting prey, wolves will hunt in packs while coyotes usually hunt alone or with a partner.
Coyotes are about the size of a small dog, whereas wolves are about the size of a large dog. Coyotes are typically shy in nature but can become aggressive when their territory is threatened. Wolves are much more likely to hunt in packs, which is why they are seen as more of a threat. The history of these two animals is interesting because the wolf used to be the most common animal in North America, but coyotes are now the most common.