In a scene worthy of Bambi, a coyote makes itself scarce just a few hours before fire ravages this dry creek bed on El Toro Marine Base between Los Angeles and San Diego. Motion-triggered cameras used in wildlife monitoring captured the photos, taken two weeks ago during the California inferno and released this week by the United States Geological Survey, which hopes to learn where such displaced carnivores go. Additional photos, including a coyote returning to the burnt-out scene, are available here.