This Red-eared Slider had a hole dug and I think she is trying to lay eggs. I came across her at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I don’t think she was in a suitable place for laying eggs because she was in one of the parking areas for launching boats. I took a few quick photos and then left her alone.

Red-eared Slider Laying Eggs
Red eared Slider Laying Eggs

How I Got The Shot – Red-eared Slider Laying Eggs

I parked in the Moody Boat Ramp parking area and got out of my pickup and while hand-holding my camera and lens; I took this photo.

• Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
• Date Taken: June 29, 2020
• Aperture: f5.6
• Shutter speed: 1/200 sec.
• ISO: 1250
• Exposure Bias: 0 EV
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 400 mm
• Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
• Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Here is a Red-eared Slider that I photographed here in Arkansas: Red-eared Slider Searching For New Habitat