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
||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.
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.
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.
max of 3 clients
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Safari Dates :
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,
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