I photographed this curious Whitetail Fawn at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Fawns begin to participate in social activities around the age of six months.

They are more playful and curious than adults, and they are less fearful.

A Curious Whitetail Fawn
A Curious Whitetail Fawn

How I Got The Photo:

I was driving the auto tour road when I spotted this Fawn running on the side of the road toward me. I stopped, and it ran past me. It ran a short distance and turned and ran back toward me. It stopped a few feet from my pickup and stared at me. After a minute or two, it walked into the brush.

I could photograph it from my pickup. My camera and lens were on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: Canon EF 800 mm f/11


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: August 10, 2021 (8:12 A.M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11 (Fixed)
  • Shutter speed: 1/640
  • ISO: 1000 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 800 mm