Black Bear Safaris in the Sierras

A Cinnamon Black Bear yearling plays on a fallen log in Sequoia National Park | Black Bear Safari

Wildlife Photography is about Behavior and Interaction: Black Bears, Songbirds, and more

Safari Information Reservations Guide: Brent Paull

These spring/summer safaris are both a wildlife chase (black bears, songbirds) as well as a landscape shoot.  In other words, we will shoot anything cool we see.  There could be mosquitoes, so citrus based repellants are a must. We do some walking on this safari, usually several miles on relatively flat trails - so comfortable boots are a must.  We check some meadows in the morning, take a break for lunch, then usually walk to at least 1 or 2 meadows in the afternoon. 

The mornings are cool, warming to pleasant temps in the afternoon.  We usually go for lunch, but you are welcome to bring your own lunch if you want.

Difficulty Level : Hard - lots of walking

This safari requires a longer telephoto or zoom lens, both for the black bears and the small songbirds we no doubt will encounter.

We can meet at my home in Tulare or at a hotel in Visalia or Tulare at 5am, or in Three Rivers on Highway 198 at 6am in the Pizza Factory parking lot.  We will stop for lunch, then shoot again in the afternoon.  We will photograph everything that looks good: black bears, mule deer, birds, landscapes, etc.

The deposit is 50% via check, Paypal, Venmo, or credit card, and the balance is due halfway between the deposit date and the safari date unless you are booking within 3 months, then full payment is due.

I am a licensed Guide in Sequoia NP.

Check the main safari page for info.  Link 

Dates : 1-day $350   2-day $600  
May 23 - June 13, 25-26 - Jul 2, 9-10

Participants :
  Max of 4 clients.

Image Galleries:   BBear-1 2 3

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. 


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