I captured a remarkable moment as I observed a majestic Great Egret with a tadpole in its beak. This extraordinary encounter took place within the serene confines of the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, nestled in the beautiful state of Oklahoma.

Great Egret With Tadpole

Great Egret With Tadpole

Equipped with my trusty camera and lens, I carefully positioned them on a cozy bean bag, which I had artfully draped over the open window of my pickup truck. This improvised setup allowed me to maintain stability and precision as I aimed to immortalize this captivating scene.

It was a testament to the incredible wonders of nature, as I marveled at the Great Egret’s grace and the tadpole’s delicate presence. The Egret, with its elegant snowy plumage, displayed a remarkable level of patience and dexterity while delicately holding the tiny tadpole in its slender beak.

As a passionate photographer, I felt privileged to witness and capture such a rare interaction. The refuge’s tranquil atmosphere provided the perfect backdrop for this enchanting encounter, where nature’s beauty was on full display.

In conclusion, I had the opportunity to photograph an extraordinary moment between a Great Egret and a tadpole at the breathtaking Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. By utilizing a bean bag to stabilize my camera and lens, I was able to immortalize this mesmerizing scene. Nature’s wonders continue to astound me, and I am grateful for the chance to document such captivating encounters.

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: June 30, 2022 (07:33 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • ISO: 800 (Auto)
  • Exposure Compensation: -1 
  • Focal Length: 500 mm