I came across this Opossum searching for food on the side of the auto tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It was finding and eating something but I couldn’t see what it was.

Opossum Searching Through Vegetation
Opossum Searching Through Vegetation

How I Got The Shot – Opossum Searching For Food

I parked a short distance from the Opossum and exited my pickup. I waited for it to walk toward me. I was hand-holding my camera and lens. I got a few quick photos and left the Opossum to continue its search. I don’t think it knew I was around.


• Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
• Date Taken: June 4, 2020
• Aperture: f5.6
• Shutter speed: 1/280 sec.
• ISO: 3200
• Exposure Bias: +0.33 EV
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 400 mm
• Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM
• Camera: Fujifilm X-T3

Here are two more photos of Opossums I have photographed: Opossum Watching Me and Opossum Before The Flood