Photo © Jaymi Heimbuch/Urban Coyote Initiative
The Urban Coyote Initiative is an ongoing photography project documenting the stories and science of urban coyotes across North America. Through extraordinary photography and videography, we advance science-based awareness of urban coyotes, the role they play in healthy urban ecosystems, and strategies for urban residents to live peacefully alongside this adaptable canid. We collaborate with researchers, biologists, city managers and planners, community organizations, and media companies to create visual assets that advance research studies, promote public safety, and explore urban ecology and biodiversity. In the process of our work, we explore the complex relationship humans have with wilderness and wildlife, the role of urban ecology in daily life and in the conservation movement, and the adaptability and resilience of urban species.