Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Coyote Update

In February I set out to film coyotes because they have been the most challenging animal for me to record, even with remote cameras. Three months of tracking rewarded me with some truly incredible locations to film and the opposite problem: too much footage (15-20Gb a day). I’ll have to hire someone to help me keep up with it.

I've been fortunate enough to capture many unique behaviors that have never been documented and hope to turn this project into something much bigger. Here are a few screenshots from just a couple videos of the tens of thousands of videos from this summer and spring. Stay tuned!

Monday, July 8, 2019

Coyote Pups at Den

         While checking cameras at a coyote den site I noticed two pups crawling around outside the den. I took this video on my phone before quickly redeploying a number of cameras at this site. I haven’t posted any of the footage and will probably post very limited screen shots or short videos, but the footage has been spectacular.

        I’ve seen some truly unique and intimate behavior between the parents, pups, and the pups from last year. I  watched every coyote documentary I could find and scoured the internet and never seen behavior like this. I learned a lot of lessons for next year too. My biggest problem is keeping up with viewing and cataloguing all the footage. I’m filming about 15GB of footage a day (total) on 25 different cameras so every few weeks it takes 30-40 hours to get through all the footage.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Eastern Coyotes Pack

This spring I'll be using remote cameras to record eastern coyote behavior. I've found a number of sites that I hope will provide some incredible footage. Out of all the animals I've filmed, coyotes have always been the smartest and the hardest to capture. This means I will have to build an entirely new fleet of specialized remote camera systems, a feat I hope can be done within the next month. This footage is from a scouting camera that was set for a week. I use scouting cameras to monitor many areas at once before bringing in a higher quality camera.

Please select HD from the gear icon on the video and turn the sound on: