As a Wildlife Photographer, capturing the intricate movements of wildlife is one of the greatest joys of my craft. Recently, I had the opportunity to witness a Green Heron sneaking up on its prey and I was able to capture some truly remarkable shots.

I photographed this Green Heron at Minor’s Cove, which is at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Green Heron Sneaking
Green Heron Sneaking
Green Heron Sneaking #2
Green Heron Sneaking #2

The Green Heron is a small but mighty bird commonly found in North America. These birds are known for their stealth and patience when hunting, making them a fascinating subject to photograph.

Photographing the Green Heron sneaking up on its prey was an unforgettable experience. The bird’s patience and cunning make it a thrilling subject to capture, and the final result was a set of images that I will always cherish. If you have the opportunity to observe and photograph Green Herons in the wild, I highly recommend it.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R7
  • Lens: RF 800 mm F11 IS STM


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: August 16, 2022 (09:17 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600 and 1/2500
  • ISO: 1600 and 2000 (Auto)
  • Exposure Compensation: -2/3 EV
  • Focal Length: 800 mm

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