I was leaving the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge when I spotted this young Bald Eagle near the auto tour road. A vehicle was coming from the other direction and I had to get setup fast to get photos. I got lucky and the person driving the other vehicle stopped when he saw me photographing the Eagle. After I got a few quick photos, the other vehicle moved forward and the Bald Eagle flew toward the river.

Immature Bald Eagle
Immature Bald Eagle

How I Got The Shot – Young Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle was in a tree near the Tuff boat ramp and the auto tour road intersection. When I saw the Bald Eagle, I pulled over, and opened my door to photograph it. I used the door frame and the side of my pickup to brace my camera and lens.


• Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
• Date Taken: June 12, 2020
• Aperture: f7.1
• Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec.
• ISO: 640
• Exposure Bias: +1/2 EV
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 500 mm
• Lens: Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS USM
• Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Here are a few more photos of Bald Eagles I have photographed over the years:

Bald Eagle Making A Turn
Bald Eagle Standing On Floating Log
Bald Eagle In May