I was photographing four North American Beavers at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma when two of them started fighting. I read battles can lead to deep bites to the flanks, tail, and rump.

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Two North American Beaver Fighting

I parked at the Miners Cove area of the refuge and began photographing the Beavers. I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: March 9, 2021 (07:41 A. M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/140 (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 3200
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Multi
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0.0
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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