I was lucky to photograph this Whitetail Buck running through water. I had just pulled into the parking area for the Phillip Parks Memorial Fishing Pier at Reeves Slough (Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge) when I saw two Bucks running through the water. I quickly got parked and got my camera ready just as the two Bucks were exiting the water. I then noticed another Buck entering the water at a run, and I captured the below photo.
I was using a Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera with a Canon EF500mm f/4L IS USM lens. I also had a Canon 1.4x III extender attached to the lens. I had this setup resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup. This was at 8:27 A.M. on April 28, 2018.
- AV Mode
- Aperture: f6.3
- ISO: 400
- Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec.
- Focal Length: 700 mm
Whitetail Bucks are a common sight in many areas, but seeing them run through water is a special treat. The way they move through the water, with such grace and power, is truly awe-inspiring. These animals are an important part of the ecosystem and play a critical role in the food chain.
If you’re ever at the Phillip Parks Memorial Fishing Pier at Reeves Slough in the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, keep an eye out for the Whitetail Bucks and the magic moments that they bring. With a little bit of luck you too may be able to capture a memory of these majestic creatures.
Here Are A Few More Of My Whitetail Buck Photos