I spotted this Box Turtle on the auto tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It was moving fast – I have never seen a turtle move like that before! It was stretched out, like it was trying to cross a finish line. I quickly jumped out of my pickup, hand-held my camera and lens, and got the shot – all without needing to worry about helping it, of course.

Box Turtle Moving Fast Across Road
Box Turtle Moving Fast Across Road


• Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
• Date Taken: June 2, 2020
• Aperture: f5.6
• Shutter speed: 1/420 sec.
• ISO: 2000
• Exposure Bias: +0.67 EV
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 220 mm
• Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)
• Camera: Fujifilm X-T3

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