As I was driving down the auto tour road at Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, my eyes caught a peculiar sight in a plowed field. A small dirt clod seemed to be moving, and I couldn’t resist pulling over to investigate. As I got closer, I realized that it was a Three-toed Box Turtle making its way across the field.
I was amazed at how far away I had spotted the turtle and decided to follow it from a safe distance. After noting the direction it was headed, I carefully drove ahead of it to a spot where I could capture a clear shot. I parked my pickup and patiently waited for the turtle to come closer.
As it slowly but surely made its way towards me, I took several shots. The Box Turtle extended its neck, looking around for any potential danger in its path.
After capturing a few more pictures, I left the Box Turtle to continue its journey.
- Camera: Canon EOS R7
- Lens: Canon RF 100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
- Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
- Date and Time Taken: May 2, 2023 (10:25 A. M.)
- Exposure Mode: Manual
- Aperture: f8
- Shutter speed: 1/1600
- ISO: 640 (Auto)
- Exp. Comp.: +0.3
- Focal Length: 500 mm