Coyotes by Frederick Sommer (1945)

The photograph titled “Coyotes” was taken by artist Frederick Sommer in the year 1945. This black and white image presents a stark and somewhat disturbing tableau of scattered coyote carcasses, left to decompose in a natural setting. The animals are in varying states of decay, with their bones exposed and fur in various stages of detachment, strewn about a ground that appears dry and rocky. The composition of this scene confronts the viewer with the brutal reality of death and decay in nature, metaphorically underscoring the transience of life and the inexorable march of time.

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