American West Photo Safaris


Black Bear Safaris

Safaris: Monday, June 22   Monday, June 29   Thursday, August 6   Monday, August 17      $375  ($300)

2-day Safaris:  Monday, May 18-19     Monday, June 15-16     Monday, July 13-14      $750  ($600)

This is a beautiful time to be in the high Sierras.  In late spring and summer the black bears work the meadows for tender grasses.  The sows produce a rich milk which helps their cubs grow quickly.  Once the meadows dry out in late July and August, the bears move from the meadows into the forest searching for sugar pine cones and ripening berries.  While we don't find sows and cubs on every safari day, we do seem to find them regularly - photographing them as they play, climb trees, and interact with their mother.  We do some walking on this safari, usually about 3-4 miles in the morning, and walk less in the afternoons.  There are mosquitoes, so citrus based repellants are a must.

Reservations    We can meet at my home in Tulare or at a hotel in Visalia at 5am, or in Three Rivers on Highway 198 at 6am in the Pizza Factory parking lot.  From there we travel up to the Giant Grove and photograph throughout the grove and close by meadows.  We will stop for lunch, then shoot again in the afternoon.  We will photograph everything that looks good: black bears, deer, wildflowers, birds, landscapes, etc.

Black Bear Image Albums           Gallery #1    Gallery #2    Gallery #3

  You can register via PayPal, or register via any other Credit Card or by Check, please call me at 559-909-5208 for openings.


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