I photographed this Great Blue Heron tossing tadpole in an area known as the Lower Scarborough, which is located at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

I photographed this Heron from inside my pickup. My camera and lens were resting on a bean bag draped over the open window.

Great Blue Heron Tossing Tadpole
Great Blue Heron Tossing Tadpole

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: April 3, 2022 (09:53 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/3205
  • ISO: 1000 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 500 mm