A slideshow essay, by Trish Carney
"As a wildlife photographer I tend to fall in love with the species I photograph. And I have fallen in love with both the river otter and the coyote. I have so much respect for both species and for the roles they play in our shared ecosystem. I love the coyote's sense of opportunity and adaptive nature. And I love the river otters tenacity, fearlessness and what looks like sheer joy and playfulness in their body language." For more of Trish's work, please see www.trishcarney.com.