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 into Lodgepole for lunch, but you are welcome to bring your own lunch if you want.  I always have new water bottles in my truck so don't worry about packing them along.

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, 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.  Check the main safari page for other information.  Spouses can ride/walk along at no charge, but you must have your own vehicle to travel in.  Link 

This safari is 1 or 2 days long.

I've spent my 38-year wildlife photography career shooting in the American West.  The first 23 years shooting out of Utah, the past 15 years out of California.  With 1500 published photo credits, dozens of magazine covers and article, and a lifetime wandering the roads of the west, the photo safaris that I lead are all to the best locations, at the best times, during peak wildlife activity periods. 
Difficulty Level Dates

Hard  -  Lots of walking, some hiking. $350   May 8   Jul 26   Aug 30
$650   Jun 21-22   Jul 19-20   Aug 2-3   Aug 15-16
This safari requires a longer telephoto or zoom lens, both for the black bears and the small songbirds we no doubt will encounter.  A wide-angle lens works for landscapes throughout the sequoia groves.  A tripod is optional, though we encounter many birds and bears in the darker forest.  You never know what we will encounter in these mountains - I have seen pine martens, a pacific fisher (once), a great gray owl (once)   Other dates will be added in early summer.  Some of these dates are parallel with safari dates to the Mineral King area of Sequoia. I do them back-to-back so that those who travel to do a bear safari have other options to go along and do other regions.  Also, you can do a single day of the listed two days safaris.
Bonus Safari Discount Participants - maximum of 3 photographers.

Image Galleries:   BBear-1  BBear-2  BBear-3

Information Links
Participating in four 1-day safaris earns you 1 free safari day that can be applied to any future safari. Safari Checklist - Link
Published Tearsheets - Link
Brent's Biography - Link  

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