I'm excited about adding this
safari to my 2023 schedule. I just got back from shooting this safari with
my wife and we had amazing results, it was a truly remarkable experience. For those riding with me from
California we leave on Monday and get on the island late Tuesday afternoon.
We shoot some then if possible, then all day on Wednesday, May 10 and Thursday
May 11,. We shoot the morning of May 13 before heading back to the ferry
for the ride back to the mainland, and the trip home. The hotels are
reasonable if splitting a room, with the food costs slightly higher than average
for my safaris. Those riding with me alternate tanks of gas, keeping
travel costs as low as possible. If you want to meet up with me, the
meetup location is Anacortes, WA north of Seattle on Tuesday, May 9, or on the
island. San Juan Island is accessed via ferry from Anacortes, WA.
There is a large population of melanistic (black) red foxes on the island, and
as you can see from the photos - we are primarily interested in photographing
their dens, but we don't pass up the regular red foxes either.
Like all shoots along the Pacific coast, layered clothing is a
must, as is a rain jacket, hat, boots, etc. This initial safari is limited to my
vehicle (3 photographers plus me), plus 2 other vehicles following. Let me know
if you want a room alone or are willing to split a room at night. We should be
back to my house no later than mid-day May 13. A camp stool to sit in
makes the wait between moments more comfortable - so bring one, as well as rain
clothing and camera rain coverings just in case.
Difficulty Level: EASY (some
lots of driving to and from)
Link to 2021 Video of Safari