I photographed what I think is a Mississippi Mud Turtle crossing the auto tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I sat down in the road to get this shot while hand-holding my camera and lens.

I made sure this turtle made it safely across the road.

Mississippi Mud Turtle #2
Mississippi Mud Turtle #2

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: April 3, 2022 (10:32 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000
  • ISO: 500 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 500 mm