Urban Coyote Initiative is a team of photojournalists assisting scientists and cities across North America. We bring together the most recent research about coyotes and combine it with unique, intimate, and beautiful photography that reveals everything there is to know about the species.
Coyotes are one of the most divisive species on the North American continent. No other wild animal sparks as much emotion in urban residents, running the gamut of loathing to love.
Controversial or not, they are here, and here for good. By eliminating natural predators and natural barriers of habitat, humans have literally paved the way for coyotes to explore new territories, including the prairies of suburban lawns and the forests of skyscrapers in cities.
The arrival of coyotes into the urban scene has undoubtedly changed the way we look at them. Coyotes have proven to us time and again that they will persist no matter what our opinions of them.
While there is a greater awareness of their presence, there is still rampant misunderstanding about their lives and behaviors.
Our work aims to change this.
By showing urban coyotes as they go about their daily lives, we help to eliminate the mystery and misconceptions in a visually compelling and scientifically accurate way.
We believe photography has the power to shift fear to understanding, conflict to coexistence. And we believe that aiming our cameras at coyotes is the most straightforward way we can help build healthy, thriving urban ecosystems that benefit the lives of everyone.
Follow along and you will see coyotes as you’ve never seen them before.
What We Do
We partner with researchers, city officials, urban wildlife nonprofits, print and online publications and other organizations to provide the highest level photography and media assets documenting and promoting urban coyote ecology, public safety, and coexistence.
If you’re focused on public safety and education, creating assets for a new coyote management plan, or simply highlighting on-the-ground work, we can create impactful photography.