Young Coyote And Wildflowers – A Stunning Encounter at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
As a wildlife photographer, I am always seeking out new and exciting opportunities to capture the beauty of nature. During a recent visit to the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma, I had the fortune of encountering a young coyote surrounded by vibrant wildflowers.
The Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge is a haven for wildlife and nature enthusiasts alike, offering breathtaking landscapes and an abundance of flora and fauna. It was on one of the many auto tour roads within the refuge that I stumbled upon this young coyote. The coyote was unperturbed by my presence and allowed me to observe it in its natural habitat.
The surroundings were equally as stunning as the coyote, with wildflowers of various colors and shapes adorning the landscape. It was a surreal moment, as if the young coyote was intentionally posing for me amidst the lush wildflowers.
To capture this moment, I had my trusted Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera and a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens ready. The setup was resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup, providing a stable platform for capturing the shot.
I find that nature has a way of surprising us and presenting us with unexpected moments of beauty. This encounter was no exception, and I am grateful to have captured this moment in time. Wildlife photography is a challenging and rewarding field, and I am constantly learning new techniques and methods to capture the essence of nature.
This photograph serves as a reminder of the incredible beauty and diversity of the natural world. I hope that it inspires others to explore the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, and to capture their own stunning encounters with the wildlife and nature. Whether it’s through photography, or simply observing and appreciating the beauty that surrounds us, I believe that connecting with nature is vital to our well-being.