Snapping Turtles Mating

By | August 4, 2020

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.

Mating Snapping Turtles
Mating Snapping Turtles
Snapping Turtles Mating (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 bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup. It was raining, and I had a high ISO (6400). I don’t like that high of an ISO but I processed it with Topaz DeNoise and it cleaned it up.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: July 30, 2020 (07:04:42 A.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/90 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 6400
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Multi
  • Exposure Compensation: +0.33 EV
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Focus
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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