A Bobcat I Spotted While Walking

By | September 23, 2020

I was walking at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma when I spotted a Bobcat coming out of a soybean field. This was around 7:30 in the morning (August 26, 2018). I have seen a Bobcat and a Coyote in this area twice. I was walking one of the dirt roads that you can’t drive on but you can walk. It saw me as soon as it stepped out of the soybean field. It stood and watched me for several minutes and I got several photos.

I read that Bobcat activities are well-defined territories, which vary in size depending on the sex and the distribution of prey. They mark the home range with feces, urine scent, and by clawing prominent trees in the area. I have seen lots of these signs in this area and thought I may get lucky and see one.

Bobcat In Tall Grass
Bobcat In Tall Grass

How I Got The Photo: A Bobcat I Spotted While Walking

I was hand-holding my camera when I photographed this Bobcat.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon EF100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date & Time Taken: August 26, 2018 (07:44:53 A.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 800
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4