Coyote Searching For Meal At Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge

By | March 5, 2020

Here is another photo of a Coyote at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I posted a closeup of one a few days ago (Coyote At Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge). This one was searching in an open field that the Farmers had placed fertilizer (chicken litter) on. The smell of the chicken litter draws all types of wildlife out into these open fields.

Coyote Searching Field
Coyote Searching Field

How I Got The Shot – Coyote

I took this photo March 1, 2009, at 10:14 A.M which is late for seeing Coyotes. The sun gets harsh at this time of the morning for photographing.

I parked on the road leading to the Moody Boat Ramp. This Coyote was on the east side of the road (Trotter’s Field).

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
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f7.1
  • ISO 400
  • Shutter speed – 1/1000 sec.
  • Auto White Balance
  • Exposure Compensation – 0 EV
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 500 mm

I am going to this refuge this morning in hopes of seeing Coyotes or Bobcats. March has been the best month for me in reference to seeing both of these animals.

Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based Wildlife Photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma.