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Intimidation – NANPA Top 250

This was my first year to enter NANPA (North America Nature Photography Association) photo contest and was honored to get all 10 of my entries in the semi-finals and two photos making the top 250.

Here is my first one with a coyote intimidating a field rat at Anahuac NWR in Texas, which was taken in Dec 2018.  After pulling up behind a group of vehicles taking his photo, he reversed course and came my way.  Saw him “mousing” and he came up with a field rat and brought him out in the road right in front of my car.  He initially played with him like a dog plays with a toy.

I tried to take photos out my car window but gave up as he was right in front of my car and didn’t want to get out and spook him.  After watching him for a while, slowly opened up my door and stood between my car and my door taking photos. 

Right before devouring breakfast, he stood over the rat and bared his teeth which was very intimidating. 

Almost full frame shot with only cropping a little off of the bottom to remove the yellow stripe in the road. 1/640 sec @ F5.6, ISO 6400, evaluative metering, 700mm

Taken with Canon 1DX, Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4X III teleconverter, handheld

3 responses

  1. Joe Benzenhoefer

    Congratulations Tim

    On Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 8:48 PM Tim Timmis Photography wrote:

    > Tim Timmis posted: ” This was my first year to enter NANPA (North America > Nature Photography Association) photo contest and was honored to get all 10 > of my entries in the semi-finals and two photos making the top 250. Here is > my first one with a coyote intimidating a fiel” >

    November 21, 2020 at 7:10 am

  2. Thank you very much Joe! Always appreciated. Hope that you and your family are doing well in these strange times.

    November 21, 2020 at 8:41 pm

  3. leasafley

    Congratulations on your pics and your well deserved recognition.

    November 22, 2020 at 8:07 pm

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