Through his stunning photography, Wyman Meinzer chronicles the life of the coyote from a flea-covered, one-pound fuzzball whelp into a glistening, furry jewel that moves with fluid grace across the Texas plains.
The coyote has become the symbol of western freedom in popular culture, and historically its range was limited to west of the Mississippi River. Yet now—in spite of a hundred-year effort to exterminate this wild canine—coyote howls can be heard from Los Angeles to the Bronx and from Alaska to Costa Rica. Apart from the mythology, until recently little has been known about this intelligent, adaptable creature.
As he did with The Roadrunner, Meinzer gives us a personal account of the years he spent observing and photographing this often maligned animal. Seasoned with humor and poignancy, his observations give us a glimpse into the heart and soul of this intelligent and adaptable native North American.
Wyman Meinzer is the state photographer of Texas. A graduate of Texas Tech University, he has authored twenty-four books, and his highly sought-after photographs have appeared in numerous publications, including Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Highways, Audubon, Smithsonian, Time, and Newsweek. He lives in Benjamin, Texas, with his wife, Sylinda.