How Close Do I Get When Photographing Snakes

I’m often asked how close I get when photographing snakes especially the poisonous ones. I photographed this juvenile Water Moccasin yesterday morning on the auto tour road (Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge- Oklahoma). I would guess that my camera is approximately 3 feet from the snake. This snake is calm, if it were coiled and ready to strike I… Read More »

Snapping Turtles Mating

I was photographing a Green Heron at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma when these two Snapping Turtles showed up and started mating. I got a quick video. How I Got The Shot – Snapping Turtles Mating I parked on the side of the auto tour road at Miner’s Cove. I had my camera resting on a… Read More »

A Friendly Whitetail Doe

I was outside of my pickup photographing a snake in the road when this Whitetail Doe walked out of a soybean field and began feeding on the side of the road. She was about 15 or 20 steps from me and didn’t seem to care that I was even around. She was so close that I had to… Read More »

Whitetail Fawn Twins

I am not seeing Whitetail Fawn twins this year at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge or near my property in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas. I bet that the refuge has a pair and I’m just missing seeing them. These photos are a pair I photographed back in August 2009. How I Got The Photo – Whitetail Fawn… Read More »

Barred Owl Standing On The Roadway

I’m not sure why this Barred Owl is standing on the roadway at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It’s not injured because I waited for it to fly to a nearby tree. More than likely it was after a rodent or a rabbit crossing the road. How I Got The Photo – Barred Owl Standing On… Read More »