I had the incredible opportunity to photograph a Coyote at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I previously posted a close-up shot of a Coyote a few days ago (Coyote At Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge), but this one was captured in an open field that the farmers had fertilized with chicken litter, which drew in a variety of wildlife.
The Coyote was searching for a meal in the field, and I was able to capture this stunning moment in its natural habitat. Typically, Coyotes are more active during the early morning or late evening, making it unusual to see one out and about during the late morning, as was the case when I captured this photograph.
Despite the harsh lighting conditions, I managed to take the photo at 10:14 A.M by parking my vehicle on the road leading to the Moody Boat Ramp. The Coyote was on the east side of the road in Trotter’s Field. I rested my camera lens on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup to keep it steady.
Coyotes are fascinating creatures that are found throughout North America. They are known for their adaptability and can thrive in various environments, including forests, deserts, and even urban areas. Coyotes are skilled hunters and are known to hunt in packs or as solitary animals, making them a formidable predator.
Overall, it was a fantastic experience to capture the Coyote searching for a meal in the open field at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge. It’s moments like this that remind me of the beauty and diversity of wildlife, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to share this experience with others.
- Camera: Canon EOS 40D
- Lens: Canon EF500mm f/4L IS
- Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
- Date & Time Taken: March 1, 2009 (10:14 A.M.)
- Aperture f7.1
- ISO: 400
- Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec. and 1/800 (as determined by the camera)
- Focal Length: 500 mm