We spend the morning shooting in Antelope
Valley, northwest of Lancaster. We don't shoot the California
Poppy Preserve, but we do shoot some of the areas around it.
There are a number of other wildflowers growing as well, and my
policy is to photograph everything that looks good - so we won't
pass up anything. Also, there could be opportunities to
photograph birds, snakes, and bobcats. We usually have lunch
Afternoon will find us either up in the
southern Sierras east of Highway 58, or in other local hotspots
nearby. The image below of the Baby Blue Eyes was taken on a
Poppy Safari up in the southern Sierras. The Antelope Valley
is very close to the southern Sierras we travel to.
We can meet at my home if you are coming from
the north, or on the road next to the Poppy Preserve (not inside
where you have to pay to park).
We stop for lunch around 11:30am, and usually finish up near the end
of the day. It can be cool in the morning, but is usually
pretty nice once the morning wind dies down.
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
information. Spouses can ride along at no charge,
but you must have your own vehicle.
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 :
We do some
walking after parking the vehicles, not very far.
I would wear boots and long pants, and a hat.
A kneeling pad (gardening pad or knee pads) helps.
Dates : Thursday, April 4
max of 6 clients.
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