I photographed this Snow Goose landing in a field at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This was on January 17, 2023 and on this day I saw the most Snow Geese I have seen all winter. The numbers have been very low.

Snow Geese breed from late May to mid-August, although they spend more than half the year migrating to and from warmer wintering areas after leaving their breeding grounds. Snow Geese spend winters in warm regions of North America and breed north of the timberline in Greenland, Canada, Alaska, and the northern tip of Siberia.

Snow Goose Landing

Snow Goose Landing (Anser caerulescens)

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R7
  • Lens: RF 800mm F11 IS STM


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: January 17, 2023 (11:45 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11 (Fixed)
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000
  • ISO: 2000 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Focal Length: 800 mm

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