When I first saw this Raccoon, it was walking on a field edge. When it got close, it noticed me and struck this pose and held it for a few seconds while I photographed it.

Raccoon Posing
Raccoon Posing

I was walking in an area known as the West Sally Jones Observation Area. This was at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I was hand-holding my camera when I photographed this Raccoon.

Gear Used:

  • Canon EOS 1D Mark III
  • Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date & Time Taken: September 6, 2011 (08:39:18 A.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 640
  • White Balance – Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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