I did not know that this was a juvenile White Ibis until I sent a copy of the photo to a friend.

These birds are numerous in Florida, and common elsewhere in the southeast, but not at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma where I took this photo.

Juvenile White Ibis
Juvenile White Ibis

How I Got The Photo:

I photographed three juvenile White Ibis at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. They were near the Sally Jones Causeway.

I parked on the edge of the auto tour road and got out of my pickup. I was hand-holding my camera and lens and began photographing from the side of the road.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: Canon EF 800 mm f/11


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: August 15, 2021 (8:51 A.M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11 (Fixed)
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • ISO: 8000 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Continues Autofocus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 800 mm