I photographed this Coyote in a field at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It had just crossed the auto tour road in front of my pickup.

The Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma is home to a diverse array of wildlife species, including the coyote. This curious and adaptable mammal is often seen roaming the fields, searching for food and exploring its surroundings.

Coyote Standing In Field

Coyote (Canis latrans) Standing In Field

The elusive and adaptable coyote, a symbol of resilience and resourcefulness, roams freely across North America. From bustling cities to sprawling wilderness, these versatile creatures have claimed a vast and diverse range of habitats as their own. Their dietary omnivory, embracing small mammals and birds, fruits and vegetables, and even carrion, has made them a ubiquitous presence, populating nearly every state in the nation.

Despite their widespread distribution and ecological significance, coyotes are often met with fear and misunderstanding by human populations. Though sometimes viewed as pests, these predators are instrumental in maintaining the delicate balance of nature by controlling populations of smaller mammals that can cause damage to crops and property.

The Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge offers visitors a chance to witness these fascinating animals in their natural habitat and gain a deeper appreciation for their vital role in the ecosystem. Whether you are an avid wildlife enthusiast, a photographer searching for that perfect shot, or simply someone who loves nature, the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge provides a unique opportunity to experience the stunning beauty and unparalleled wonder of the coyote and other wildlife species.

I photographed this Coyote while sitting in my pickup. I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R7
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: December 21, 2022 (08:35 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • ISO: 6400 (Auto)
  • Focal Length: 500 mm