Safari Information Reservations Guide: Brent Paull
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 in

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 so it isn't a long drive at all, maybe 35 miles or so.

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, 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.  Link 

This safari is 1 day 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.  What a rush it's been!
Difficulty Level Dates

Medium  -  Some walking, no hiking. Wednesday, April 5    $250
We do some walking after parking the vehicles, nothing very far.  The ground, which will be covered in poppies, is a little uneven, but mostly flat.  We will drive from spot to spot.  I would wear boots and long pants, and a hat.  A kneeling pad (gardening pad or knee pads) helps so you aren't kneeling in dirt or mud, and you are avoiding anything sharp.  
  Participants - maximum of 4 photographers.

Image Galleries:   California Wildflowers Gallery

Information Links
  Safari Checklist - Link
Published Tearsheets - Link
Brent's Biography - Link  
 

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