Groundhog On A Cottonwood Log

I almost passed by this Groundhog while driving the auto tour road at Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I got a glimpse of a tail and that made me stop. This is the first Groundhog that I have photographed at this refuge.

Groundhog On A Log
Groundhog On A Log

As soon as I spotted an animal tail near a downed Cottonwood tree, I stopped and waited. The Groundhog soon appeared to check for danger. 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: July 19, 2020
• Aperture: f5.6
• Shutter speed: 1/125 sec.
• ISO: 800
• Exposure Bias: +0.67 EV
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 360 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 I took of another Groundhog here in Arkansas that I posted on Groundhog Day: Groundhog Day 2020