Large Raccoon On Tree

By | December 27, 2019

I photographed this large Raccoon at the west end of the Sally Jones West Causeway which is at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

The tree that the Raccoon is on goes into the water. When I first spotted this Raccoon it was getting ready to enter the water at the bottom of this tree. I had limbs in my way and I wasn’t going to get a good photo. For some reason the Raccoon turned and went back up the tree trunk and posed for me. After I got several photos it climbed back down and entered the water and swam away.

Large Raccoon
Large Raccoon

How I Got The Shot – Raccoon

I was driving on the Sally Jones West Causeway when I spotted this Raccoon. I was able to pull to the side of the road and photograph it.

I was using a Fujifilm X-T3 camera with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro. I had the camera and lens on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Here is a Cinnamon Raccoon I photographed at this same refuge: Cinnamon Raccoon In Oklahoma

Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based Wildlife Photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

4 thoughts on “Large Raccoon On Tree

  1. Bonnie J Bishop

    What a great shot, I love the light shining through his toenails (claws?) The ear and the size of the nail show it to be an older animal. Looks like he has a sore on his nose, must be a fighter.
    Thanks for sharing with your fans!

  2. Donna Highfill

    Really like this shot of this cinnamon raccoon. Your wildlife photos are stunning. Keep’em coming! Thanks for the FB add.


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