While we were watching a herd of elk cross the road in front of us, we noticed a pack of five coyotes making its way across the meadow. We stayed around and watched as the pack hunted for rodents, and running together, actually managed to part the herd of elk so they could travel through. The coyotes showed no aggression toward the elk, but the elk kept tabs the movements of the coyote.
This pack of five coyotes is fairly famous as they treed two juvenile mountain lions on a buck-rail fence a few weeks ago. A NER employee happened by and got some great photos of the incident.
Here's a few images of some of the pack we encountered on Sunday. Click on the images for a larger view.