|There is a
tremendous amount of wildlife activity during the
December-January time frame in which I do the California
Coast Wildlife Safari. The bull elephant seals are returning
to the rookery at Piedras Blancas just north of San Simeon,
and staking a claim to sections of the beach, fighting other
males. The females are giving birth, then immediately
going into breeding so the
activity is very high. In the past I've photographed
bobcats and coyotes along the coast, as well as condors,
eagles, raptors (especially white-tailed kites). We
travel to Pismo Beach for the wintering monarch butterflies,
then back north to Morro Bay to photograph the sea otters.
not traveling with me, we meet in Cambria at 7am. I
will let you know the location of the meetup when you book
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. Check the main safari page for other
usually isn't cold on the coast in December or January, so
while it might be cool in the mornings, it should warm up
nicely through the day into 55-60 degree range.
Shooting gloves, a hat, and a couple of layers usually
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.
Difficulty Level : EASY
The day is long, with sunrise about
try to arrange lunch at mid-day, but
carrying some snacks is always a good idea.
I will have a case of water available to everyone.
Dates : Thu,
Dec 7, and Tue, Jan 9 $300
max of 6 clients