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Understanding Urban Coyotes, One Photo at a Time

A new photojournalism project documents the quiet spread of these maligned predators into cities.
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Jaymi Heimbuch

It was before sunrise the first time Jaymi Heimbuch saw a coyote. As she and a friend pulled into a parking lot, their headlights beamed onto a single Canis latrans, drinking from a puddle. "I was like, you are kidding me!" recalls Heimbuch, a writer and conservation photographer. "It was like a sign."

It was a sign because that day also marked Heimbuch's inaugural photography mission for a photojournalism project she had started called The Natural History of the Urban Coyote.