This Turkey Vulture perched in a tree was photographed at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

I was driving the auto tour road when I spotted it on the edge of the road. It was looking into a field. I’m sure it had something dead located, but I could not see what it was. I saw several Vultures flying in the area.

Turkey Vulture
Turkey Vulture

I was outside my pickup to get this shot, and I had my camera and lens braced on the pickup door frame.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: April 9, 2022 (08:12 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000
  • ISO: 500 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 472 mm