I photographed this Watersnake draped over a limb in the water while at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. Watersnakes often climb trees and rest above water on branches. They can drop back into the water if disturbed.

Water Snake Draped Over Limb
Watersnake Draped Over Limb

How I Got The Photo – Watersnake Laying On Limb In Water

I spotted this Watersnake while walking the Sandtown Trail which borders the Arkansas River. I was hand-holding my camera.

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: May 31, 2020 (08:31:21 A.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 1250
  • 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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