These photos were taken at a small restoration project in Gresham, right on the bank of Johnson Creek. — Caz Zyvatkauskas
The youngster decides to head out on her own through the snowy woods. In winter coyotes are more likely to form family groups to keep warm and share scare food.
Coyotes are not a traditional Christmastime creature. However, when I captured this small family playing about in the snow thoughts of winter and wonder were evoked.
After a brief unsuccessful hunt she returns to mum and dad. Even though she looks a little thin you can tell that she’s growing a longer haired winter coat.