Shenandoah National Park seldom disappoints the photographer seeking wildlife photos.
A healthy, human acclimated, whitetail herd provides viewers and photographers alike with ample opportunities for close-up encounters.
Long lenses however helpful are not required to capture wildlife photographs in this wildlife Mecca.
And sometimes less commonly seen wildlife will appear for a photo op.
This was one shot where the 400mm saved the day. The coyote was trotting through the meadow when it sensed a mouse or vole. Stopping momentarily it then reversed direction and bounded into the air in an unsuccessful attempt to capture its tiny prey. Fortunately I was tracking the coyote through the lens and was able to hit the remote capturing the action as the coyote burst into the air.