A female bobcat in an Oak - one eye reflecting the oak bark, the other the blue sky | Bobcat Wildlife Safari

Wildlife Photography is about Behavior and Interaction: California's Serengeti

 
Safari Information Reservations Guide: Brent Paull
You do need a lens at least 200mm in length, preferably longer, either a zoom or telephoto.  This is a classic wildlife chase safari where we travel throughout the area that has a high density of bobcats, badgers, and raptors.  The bobcats live in rolling oak woodlands on the eastern and western edges of the San Joaquin Valley - in some of the finest ranching country in California. Typically, we see bobcats every day, and a variety of  raptors, falcons, owls, and badgers are common.  In January 2019 we had a 12 bobcat day, shooting 10.  So there are big bobcat days out there. We meet at 7am at the Harris Ranch Intersection Chevron Station, or at the hotel lobby you are at the night before - located at the intersection of Highway 198 and Interstate 5.  We drive up to 400 miles per day, so we do a gas split, which amounts to $40/per photographer, per day.  We do stop for lunch.  The first day is on the western side of the valley, the second day is on the eastern side of the valley.  We meet up at the Wyndham Hotel parking lot on Airport Road in Visalia at 8am on the second day.  There is a Best Western here as well.  Link    I've spent my 40-year wildlife photography career shooting in the American West.  The first 24 years shooting out of Utah, the past 16 years out of California.  The photo safaris that I lead are all to the best locations, at the best times, during peak wildlife activity periods.  What a rush it has been.

Difficulty : EASY

Booking early for your optimum date is important.  We shoot from my 4-door F-150 4x4 Super Crew Cab truck, exiting to tripod up if a bobcat happens to run up a tree. 

Participants - max of 3 clients
PSA Bobcat Article -
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Image Galleries:  Bobcat-1  2  3

Safari Dates :

1-day Safaris  $375
Sep 13, Nov 27, Dec 29, Jan 4, Feb 13, and March 12
2-day Safaris  $700
Oct 16-17, 23-24,  Nov 13-14, 20-21
Dec 5-6,  Jan 10-11,  Feb 7-8, Mar 7-8

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