As a wildlife photographer, there’s nothing more thrilling than capturing a rare and unique moment in nature. Recently, during a trip to the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma, I was fortunate enough to witness a Bobcat stalking birds.
Despite my anticipation, the Bobcat didn’t catch any birds while I was watching. However, I learned that Bobcats are highly skilled hunters and can prey on a variety of animals, including rodents, rabbits, and birds.
Interestingly, Bobcats are solitary creatures and are most active at dawn and dusk. They are excellent climbers and can jump up to six feet in the air. Additionally, Bobcats are highly adaptable and can thrive in a range of habitats, including forests, swamps, and deserts.
Observing this Bobcat stalking birds was a truly unforgettable experience, and it reminded me of the beauty and complexity of nature. As a photographer, it’s my privilege to capture and share these moments with others, helping to raise awareness and appreciation for the wildlife that surrounds us.
I parked on the auto tour road near Tuff Pond. The Bobcat was on the north side of the road. I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.
- Camera: Canon EOS 7D
- Lens: Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS
- Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
- Date & Time Taken: February 18, 2014 (07:43 A.M.)
- Aperture Priority
- Aperture: f5.0
- Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec. (as determined by the camera)
- ISO: 800
- Focal Length: 500 mm