Coyote At Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge

As an avid wildlife photographer, I always look forward to visiting the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma during March. Not only is it a beautiful time of year to explore the area, but it’s also the perfect time to catch a glimpse of one of Oklahoma’s most fascinating creatures – the coyote.

Coyote Side Profile
Coyote Side Profile
Another Coyote Side Profile
Another Coyote Side Profile
Coyote Facing Forward
Coyote Facing Forward

During my visit in March 2009, I was lucky enough to capture a stunning shot of a coyote in its natural habitat. As you can see from the photos, this particular coyote was in excellent health. In fact, I’ve noticed that all the coyotes I’ve encountered at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge have been in good health.

But what makes coyotes so unique in Oklahoma? For starters, they are incredibly adaptable and can survive in a variety of environments, from prairies and forests to urban areas. In fact, coyotes are one of the few wild animals that have successfully adapted to living in cities.

If you’re planning a trip to the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in March, keep an eye out for these fascinating creatures. Just remember to observe them from a safe distance and never approach them. With a little bit of patience and luck, you might just capture an incredible shot of a healthy and thriving coyote in its natural habitat.

This Coyote was walking through a field going toward the road leading to Moody Boat Ramp. This field is on the east side of the road (Trotter’s Field).

I parked where I thought it would cross and I got lucky and was in the right spot to get these photos. This was 10:26 AM.

I had my Canon EOS 40D camera with a Canon EF500mm f/4L IS USM lens attached and resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Aperture: f5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec.
  • Focal Length: 500 mm