Photo: Doe Steps Up to View Coyotes

A grande dame watching for predators

Mark Heatherington / Flickr

Our photo of the day comes from Oregon's Cascade Mountains. I don't know about you, but if I were a doe and heard the caterwauling of a pack of coyotes, I'd hightail it out of there – but not this grande dame. As photographer Mark Heatherington explains, "I was watching a group of deer hoping for better light, when I heard some coyotes start howling in the distance. This doe mounted the rock to get a better view." Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to with "photo of the day" in the subject line.