Coyote Peterson is an adventurer, animal enthusiast and independent filmmaker. Born in the rural town of Newbury, Ohio, his fascination with animals and nature began at 8 years old when he captured his first 40-pound Common Snapping Turtle. After this triumphant feat, Peterson’s thirst for exploring nature and seeking out fascinating animals quickly developed. Visiting nearly all of the 50 states by age18, his adventures across the U.S. put him in close proximity with animals of all species. From Alligators, Armadillos, and Water Moccasins in Florida, to Badgers, Moose and Grizzly Bears in Montana- armed with teeth, scales, antlers or razor sharp claws- he found that all had an amazing story of survival to tell. Peterson obtained a formal education and degree in filmmaking from The Ohio State University. While at OSU he developed, wrote, produced and directed several television shows for OSU’s television network, and also directed several short films and a feature- length independent film.
While film and television were his focus during college his self- taught education in the wild world of animals and outdoor adventure continued to call. By combining his passion for filmmaking, the art of wielding a camera and a motto of “Education through Adventure”, Peterson has created the perfect combination of animal education and conservation awareness through entertaining and unique filmmaking. His interest in documenting the natural world and braving the wilderness is now immersing him and his camera crew into the planet’s disappearing environments and up close with vanishing animal species.