While I was watching and photographing a Whitetail Doe and her Fawn at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma, a pair of Coyotes appeared. The Coyotes were on the opposite side of the slough from the deer but they crossed over to the same side. The female Coyote went into the thick vegetation while the male stayed in the water and walked toward the deer. The Coyotes were walking parallel to each other. When the Coyotes got within a few steps of the Deer the Doe became alarmed and fled with the Fawn. The Coyotes didn’t pursue the Deer. I continued watching the male Coyote wading in the water for several yards before disappearing out of sight.
I have seen Coyotes hunting the water’s edge before but this is the first time I have seen one wading in the water for a long distance.
How I Got The Photo – Coyote Wading Reeves Slough
I took this photo of a Coyote while sitting on the Phillip Parks Memorial Fishing Pier at Reeves Slough (Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge). Over the years, I have taken lots of photos from this pier.
For support, I had my camera and lens by resting on the wooden rail that surrounds this pier.
- Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
- Date Taken: July 28, 2014
- Aperture: f5.6
- Shutter speed: 1/500 sec.
- ISO: 1000
- Exposure Bias: 0 EV
- Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
- Focal Length: 400 mm
- Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
- Camera: Canon EOS 7D