“Coyotes, they will keep you on your toes. No matter what curve balls we throw at them, they figure out ways to do one better. Coyotes symbolize parallels experienced by marginalized society, and have revealed biases of what's considered acceptable nature in our cities. By spending time immersed in the coyote's world, I hope we can solve some of the mysteries of how they are so good at what they do, and learn about ourselves in the process. After all, if we want others to learn to live with animals like lions, elephants or leopards in their midst, shouldn't we do the same here at home?”
Contributing Photographer and Filmmaker
Morgan (Mo) Heim raises a camera for one purpose – to capture moments in an animal’s life that will make us consider what that life means. Inevitably, those stories involve people as much as wildlife. How we treat them. Why we need them. What we love, or hate about them.
With a master’s in environmental journalism and a bachelor’s in zoology, Mo brings skills from both arenas to her conservation storytelling. She is a senior fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) and former board member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). She has documented the plight of endangered fishing cats in Thailand, gone deep into the forests to photograph California’s illegal marijuana grows and now the coyotes we find in our backyards.
You can find her work in Smithsonian, World Wildlife Fund, Discover, NationalGeographic.com, Nature Conservancy Magazine and BBC Wildlife. Her award-winning films have played at Banff Mountain Film Festival, Telluride MountainFilm, Adventure Film, the International Wildlife Film Festival and COP 22.