It’s hard to believe it’s already been two years since I captured this shot of two does crossing Reeve’s Slough at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It was November 2021 when I pulled into the parking area and heard splashing. That’s when I noticed a line of deer getting ready to cross the slough. I was able to snap this image of two does moving through the shallow water, partially hidden by the plants.

Two White-tailed Does Crossing Reeve's Slough

Two White-tailed Does Crossing Reeve’s Slough

This is a frequent deer crossing spot that I regularly observe when visiting the refuge. The shallow depth seems to make it an ideal location for the deer to traverse the slough. It’s always rewarding to come across scenes like this that showcase wildlife behavior in their natural habitats. Moments like these are what make wildlife photography so meaningful for me.

One interesting thing about white-tailed deer is that they don’t mind getting into water, even if it’s quite deep and they have to swim. I’ve encountered them swimming across other parts of this slough further south from where I took this photo.

I’m looking forward to revisiting Sequoyah again soon to see what new encounters I might have. There’s always something exciting going on in the world of wildlife!

Image Information:

  • Date: 11/28/21
  • Time: 8:43 AM
  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: Canon RF 800 mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Aperture: 11 (Fixed)
  • Shutter: 1/1600
  • Exp. Comp.: 0
  • Lens (mm): 800
  • Program Mode: Manual

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