Coyote howling in the heart of the city

Shot of a coyote howling away, yesterday morning. I came across this coyote, who was obviously watching me from on top of a ridge. It's actions were somewhat weird though, as it would continue to stand looking down at me, then start pacing back and forth, while stopping to howl and bark. Didn't know exactly what was going on, so stood still and observed It for a while and yes tried to get some decent pics. Maybe there were pups up there, but didn't pursue to find out. After a while, I decided to move on and it did too, when I continue up the path from the lower part of the ravine. What beautiful animals they are.  Couple more pics of him in the gallery.