These two coyote pups are desperate to follow in their mother's pawprints start by learning to howl.

Pictures taken by wildlife photographer Debbie DiCarlo show the cute pups learning the ropes from their elder, as the coyote tips back its head to let out an ear-piercing howl.

Ms DiCarlo, 59, from Ohio, said: 'The pups were so cute - exploring, playing and generally learning how to be a coyote.

'The magic began when distant coyotes started to howl and the pups and adult started to answer back.'

Ms DiCarlo got the shot during a spring photography workshop earlier this year at a wildlife preserve in Hinckley, Minnesota, where she was able to photograph baby animals.

Charmed by how excited the pups were during the howling lesson she said the shutter on her camera was moving so fast she was worried about it overheating.

'I couldn't stop grinning from ear to ear, there was something so special to be amongst them at that moment, and the sight and sound will forever be imprinted in my memory,' she said.

The moment was so perfect, in fact, that sceptics accused Ms DiCarlo of snapping a photo of a still life in a museum.

Her response: 'Howling Lesson has lots of sceptics who believe it to be a museum diorama. In fact, I have read that some think it is too perfect.

'My reaction? Thank you for such a wonderful compliment!'

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Responses to "Adorable coyote pups learn to make their eerie signature sound (Video-Photos)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    the pictures wonderful and the pups in the video were adorable. thank you.


  2. Anonymous says:

    Miss DiCarlo, beautiful pics. Don't ever let anyone steal your thunder. Keep up the good work.

  3. Anonymous says:

    fantastic thanks

  4. Anonymous says:

    Loved the video of the coyote cubs they are so sweet loved there howling the pics were superb thanku for sharing !!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Love this! Wish we could see more of this type video, and a lot less of TV violence...and soap opera type flicks...

  6. Anonymous says:

    Překrásné :))) Je to balzám pro duši. Všichni by měli chránit přírodu a zvířata. Bez toho jsme nic ! Slečna DiCarlo - BRAVO !

  7. Sonya Joubert says:

    Stunning. What a wonderful experience. What a good photographer :D

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