Pt. Reyes seashore is not far from where I live in California but I had never photographed wildlife there until this past September. I located a guide from the area and he drove me around to all of the places he knows where wildlife might be seen. Getting a knowledgeable guide to show you around in the area where you want to photograph wildlife can make all the difference in getting a shot. I can highly recommend Daniel Dietrich as a wildlife guide and he was so easy to be with and very helpful and knowledgeable about the wildlife. Bobcats are hard to find and hard to spot in the brush and my guide knew where they lived and hunted and how to spot them. By the end of the second day I was able to also spot them in the grass, they blend into the background so well that they are difficult to spot. Nature knew how to camouflage them completely. My main intent was to get a decent shot of a bobcat but I was also able to get shots of river otters, egrets, night heron juveniles and owls and a very cute gopher, the animal that every predator hunts. It was a wonderful two days getting to know the wildlife in the area and I hope to return with a longer lens next time, which is crucial to getting a decent shot. Here is a link to Daniel's website: https://www.pointreyessafaris.com/guide.
I've been photographing with serious intent for about 14 years. Twelve years ago I started learning about wildlife photography and I've been hooked on it since then. I still photograph many different subjects, but not usually people unless it's street photography.