Safari Information Reservations Guide: Brent Paull
I'm excited about adding this safari to my 2023 schedule.  I just got back from shooting this safari for the second time (2022) and we had amazing results.  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 them, but we don't pass up the regular red foxes either.  There are dozens of foxes in a relatively small area of about 10 square miles, with den sites here and there.

On both previous safaris we photographed active dens with tremendous results.  Sometimes it was a red and a black adult fox pair, sometimes two red adults, but the dens we photographed all had previous years juveniles helping raise the pups - both as hunters and as babysitters.
For those not traveling with me, we meet in Friday Harbor, on San Juan Island on Tuesday afternoon.  I take the Washington State Ferry from Anacortes, WA to Friday Harbor, it is a drive-on, drive-off ferry and costs around $80 round-trip.  Hotel reservations must be made by each person, as most hotels don't allow me to reserve a group of rooms, though upon signing up I will make my hotel information available to you.

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.  Link 

This safari is 3 days long, though we usually are able to shoot the afternoon of our arrival.

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 has been.
Difficulty Level Dates

Moderate  -  No hikes, but lots of walking. Wednesday, May 1-3  $1500 
Like all my safaris, we start out in the dark to be on location for sunrise light each morning, shooting through late morning before taking a meal break.  Mornings can be cool and foggy, so a light rain jacket helps, as does having a easily transportable camp chair.  The days are mild and comfortable, and San Juan Island has some very good places to eat. We don't do much driving, as San Juan Island is not all that big, but we will see the whole island.  Depending on fox activity, we might take some time to do an afternoon whale watching trip as well.
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Participating in four 1-day safaris earns you 1 free safari day that can be applied to any future safari. Participants - maximum of 6 photographers.

Image Galleries:  Red Fox-1

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