I photographed this Opossum on the edge of the road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Opossums are typically solitary and nomadic, remaining in one location as long as food and water are plentiful.

Opossum Walking On The Side Of The Road
Opossum Walking On The Side Of The Road

How I Got The Photo: Opossum On The Edge Of The Road

I was parked on the side of the auto tour road watching a Great Horned Owl when I saw this Opossum walking toward me. I got out of my pickup and started photographing it as it continued to walk toward me.

I was hand-holding my camera and lens.

Gear Used:

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


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: August 3, 2021 (7:46 A.M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11 (Fixed)
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • ISO: 3200 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 800 mm