A coyote looks back at geese on the Grand River in Kitchener. I was photographing snails, trying to keep my gear dry during an afternoon downpour, when I heard the geese trumpeting upstream. After a few months work on this river, the sound of geese trumpeting approaching danger is something I come close to not hearing anymore. There are a lot of geese on the river and it seems pretty much anything gets them going.
But this time the sound seemed louder, more frantic, and I had a look. Through the rain I saw a coyote, it's head above the surface of the water, swim pass the squawking gaggle, and onto the opposite shore. The lens I had was more suited to tiny, slow moving snails, and as quickly as I could, I switched it for the longest I had with me. It wasn't really long enough unfortunately, and shooting through a rainstorm will quickly degrade the quality of an image.
I decided to post the image anyway, mostly because I'd seen a couple of coyotes while in the woods but was never quick enough to grab a shot.