American West Photography Safaris

Bobcat Safaris


1-day Bobcat Safaris

Sep 19   Oct 15   Nov 15   Dec 23, 27, 30   Jan 2, 20   Feb 10   $300  ($240)

2-day Bobcat Safaris
Oct 22-23  Nov 12-13 & 21-22  Dec 3-4  Jan 16-17   Feb 12-13 & 27-28   Mar 8-9    $600  ($480)

In 2012 I encountered 80 bobcats, in 2013 it was 94 bobcats - and in 2014 it was 152, each year getting better than the last.  Come and join me on this unique wildlife adventure.  You do need a lens at least 200mm in length, either a zoom or telephoto, and a tripod.  This is a classic wildlife chase safari.  It seems that on most of these safaris I see coyotes, wild pigs, wild turkeys, badgers, bald and golden eagles, and numerous raptors and songbirds. There are no guarantees, but a high probability of success in capturing this most elusive of California's feline predators. In November of 2015 we saw 16 bobcats, photographing 12.  In January 2019 we saw 12 bobcats, photographing 10.  So there are big days out there. 


We meet at 7am (which can vary by the month of the year) at the Harris Ranch Intersection Chevron Station - at Highway 198 and Interstate 5.  Unless you live within an hour or two I would advise getting a hotel room there the night before, there is a Best Western, Travelodge, and Motel 6, as well as the more expensive Harris Ranch Motel.  We do split gas, which amounts to $25/per photographer, per day.  On the 2-day safaris we spend the middle night at a hotel in Hollister.

Image Albums

Here is a link to my Bobcat Video: 
VIDEO      Photo Albums:  Gallery 1     Gallery 2     Gallery 3

Bobcat in Oak

Male Bobcat

Bobcat Kitten

Female Bobcat

Female Bobcat

Hunting Male Bobcat

Hiding Bobcat

Female Bobcat

Male Bobcat

Slinking Male Bobcat

Male Bobcat with Squirrel

Mousing Male Bobcat

Bobcat with a Quail

Unhappy Female Bobcat

Female Bobcat

Bobcat Descending Oak

Bobcat near California Buckwheat

Male Bobcat Scent Marking

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