Have you ever had a moment where a wild animal approaches you unexpectedly? That’s exactly what happened to me on a summer morning at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

I was sitting in my pickup, camera in hand, ready to capture the beauty of nature when a Whitetail Fawn caught my attention. It was running and jumping around in a field, seemingly playing by itself. But then, to my surprise, the fawn suddenly stopped and ran towards me. It got close to my pickup.

I couldn’t believe what was happening. I was in awe as the fawn jumped around, right in front of me. After a few moments of playing, the fawn headed back to a Doe that was feeding nearby. It was a truly magical moment that I will never forget.

I was equipped with my Canon EOS R5 camera and RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens, ready to capture this once-in-a-lifetime moment.

Whitetail Fawn Running

Whitetail Fawn Running
Whitetail Fawn #2
Whitetail Fawn 
Whitetail Fawn #3
Whitetail Fawn

The technical details of the shoot were as follows:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: July 21, 2022 (06:45 A.M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter Speed: 1/800
  • ISO: 6400

I was using a beanbag to support my camera and lens, making sure to keep a steady hand while capturing the fawn’s movements.

In conclusion, I was grateful to have the opportunity to witness such a beautiful and intimate moment with a wild animal. The Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge is a true gem, offering visitors the chance to see incredible wildlife in their natural habitat. If you’re ever in Oklahoma, I highly recommend a visit.