The coyote can be wily and sneaky but also insightful.
As happy as I am that I got this photo, I was sad that he was so close to us. Obviously, he was't afraid of humans, searching for handouts. I suspect food is a lot harder to find in the cold winter months in the Sierra Nevadas, but if humans keep feeding them, they'll never survive on their own. Come on people, It isn't cute to feed wild animals Cheetos. Especially in Yosemite. We're in their environment, not the other way around. And while I'm on my soapbox, throw your water bottles away...don't leave them in the forest! Hello...you're out there enjoying nature and you want to pollute it? Where's the logic in that?