Fawns are Growing Up Quick
If you’re an avid wildlife photographer or just someone who appreciates nature, you know how fascinating it is to observe the growth of young animals. One such species is the Whitetail Fawns, and I recently had the chance to witness their growth firsthand at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.
As I was driving around the refuge, I spotted a Doe and her Fawn near Shug’s Pond. I was struck by how much the Fawns had grown since the last time I saw them. They were triple the weight they were when they were first born. It’s amazing to see how fast these little ones grow and develop.
I quickly pulled over to the side of the road and set up my camera on a bean bag that was draped over the open window of my pickup. I aimed my lens at the Doe and her Fawn and began snapping away, capturing their beauty and innocence. The sunlight was just right, casting a warm glow on the scene, and I was in the right place at the right time to capture the moment.
I have been visiting the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge for many years now, and it never fails to surprise me with its abundance of wildlife. From majestic Bald Eagles to playful river otters, this place has it all. However, watching the young Whitetail Fawns grow and thrive is one of the most rewarding experiences for me.
It’s incredible to see how these little creatures adapt to their surroundings and grow into mature, confident animals. I have seen no twins yet this year at the refuge, but I’m hopeful that I’ll have the opportunity to see some in the future. For now, I’ll continue to marvel at the growth of the Fawns and the many other species that call this place home.
In conclusion, visiting the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge is an unforgettable experience, and observing the growth of the young Whitetail Fawns is just one of the many highlights. Whether you’re a seasoned wildlife photographer or just someone who enjoys being in nature, this place is a must-visit. So pack your camera, grab a friend, and head on down to Shug’s Pond to see these Fawns growing fast!
• Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
• Date Taken: July 13, 2020
• Aperture: f5.6
• Shutter speed: 1/640 sec.
• ISO: 1600
• Exposure Bias: +0.33 EV
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 400 mm
• Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)
• Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
Here is a photo of a Fawn I photographed on May 31, 2020: What Is Wrong With This Fawn