Deer Habitat at Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge

Today, I’m sharing some photos of white-tailed deer that I captured recently at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. These images were taken from a distance, allowing me to showcase more of the surrounding habitat that the deer inhabit within the refuge.

The four photos featured in this post were taken by me on the southwest section of the refuge from my truck. This area has proven to be excellent for spotting and photographing various types of wildlife. As you can see in each shot, there is abundant food and cover for the deer here.

A Doe and Fawn in a Field
A Doe and Fawn in a Field
White-tailed Buck Under a Large Tree
White-tailed Buck Under a Large Tree
A Whitetail Doe Getting Ready Squat in a Field
A Whitetail Doe Getting Ready Squat in a Field
White-tailed Buck on the Edge Of a Field
White-tailed Buck on the Edge Of a Field

As regular readers know, I spend most of my time at Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge photographing the diverse wildlife that calls this place home. In previous posts, I’ve written about some of the challenges I’ve witnessed in keeping a refuge like this running properly. (Read: “Challenges I’ve Witnessed Keeping a Refuge Running“). It remains one of my favorite places to visit and photograph.

My goal with these new white-tailed deer photos is to give viewers a better sense of the landscapes and scenery throughout the refuge. I hope you’ll take a trip to Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge yourself soon to experience its beauty firsthand. It’s a spot I plan to continue visiting and photographing for years to come!

Steve Creek, Wildlife Photographer

Technical Details On The First Image:

Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
Date: 8/15/23
Time: 6:57:43 AM
Camera: Canon EOS R5
Lens: Canon RF 100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
ISO: 6400
Aperture: 7.1
Shutter: 1/800
Exp. Comp.: +0.3
Program: Manual