This photo of an Opossum up a tree was my first photo I had published. It was back in 2008 by the Smithsonian Channel. They used it in a series called “Stories From The Vault” Episode 3: Nature’s Vault.

Opossum Up A Tree
Opossum Up A Tree

How I Got The Shot: Opossum Up A Tree

I was driving on Fort Chaffee here in Arkansas when I saw a couple of dogs that had this Opossum treed. When I approached the dogs left, and I took several photos. I was hand-holding my camera and lens.


  • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM


  • Location: Fort Chaffee (Arkansas)
  • Date & Time Taken: January 24, 2013 (12:21 P.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/250 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 100
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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