I recently had the privilege of visiting the Sally Jones West Causeway in Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It was here that I was able to capture a stunning photo of a Great Blue Heron spearing a sunfish in deep water.

Great Blue Heron Spearing Sunfish
Great Blue Heron Spearing Sunfish

I parked on the side of the auto tour road at the Sally Jones West Causeway (Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma). I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.


• Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
• Date Taken: June 12, 2020
• Aperture: f5.6
• Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec.
• ISO: 2500
• Exposure Bias: +4/3 EV
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 500 mm
• Lens: Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS USM
• Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Wildlife Photography is not an easy task, but it is a rewarding one. It takes patience, skill, and a knowledge of the environment. But, the results are worth it! I hope that this photo inspires others to take up the craft and experience the same thrill and joy that I do.