American White Pelican Portrait

I pulled into the Sand Town parking area at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge and spotted this American White Pelican walking on the fishing pier. I positioned my pickup so that I could photograph it. When the bird saw me it walked off of the pier and onto the grass near the water. I was extremely close and was able to get several profile photos.

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Cottonmouth Crossing Tour Road

I spotted this Cottonmouth on the Sequoyah National Wildlife tour road (Oklahoma). Sometimes these snakes will come up on a road to sun. I believe this one was crossing from a slough to Sally Jones Lake. I see lots of Cottonmouths in this area.

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Rough Green Snake With Dark Spot

I noticed that this Rough Green Snake had a dark spot on the side of its head. I have never seen this before, so I did some research. I read that ​when they die their typical bright green color fades to a bluish or black color and dead specimens may look like a small black racer.

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Great Blue Heron With Two Shad

I Photographed this Great Blue Heron with two shad at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I am always amazed at how quick these birds are at catching these shad. The Heron had a school of shad around it and was able to catch several while I was photographing it.

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Eye Of A Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Herons find their food by sight. Its eyesight is about three times more detailed than ours. They can hunt day and night thanks to a high percentage of rod-type photoreceptors in their eyes that improve their night vision.

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