Film & Photo Policy
Policy and Requirements for the Use of Wildlife Safari as a Commercial-For-Profit Photographic Site
Our Fees
Day Fee
$750 still photo $1,500 film/video

1/2 Day Fee
$375 still photo $750 film/video

Before/After Hours

1st scout free, $25 afterwards






Animal Appearance w/Ranger (30 mins)

Photo of animals
Wildlife Safari welcomes visitors who wish to photograph on Park grounds. All images made for personal enjoyment are allowed free of charge. These are images that are taken from visitor viewing areas and don't involve Park personnel or special equipment. While shooting, consideration must be given to other visitors so the view of the animals and exhibits is not obstructed. Students who are using the Park for a school assignment will need to contact the Wildlife Safari (WLS) Public Relations Department to discuss whether staff assistance is required. These requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and a fee might be charged depending on the level of staff involvement.

For persons intending to take photos/film/video for commercial (profit-making) purposes at Wildlife Safari, a request must be submitted in writing to the WLS Public Relations Department prior to the date of the intended production. Wildlife Safari reserves the right to deny any request. Half-day minimum required. Non-profit 501(c)3 organizations receive a 25% discount. Wildlife Safari will determine the appropriateness of the request and feasibility of scheduling. Policies and requirements are as follows:
  • Fees are charged in ½ day and full-day increments. Additional fees may be charged depending on the necessity of special assistance.
  • A completed request, signed by an authorized representative of the organization requesting permission to photograph, must be submitted two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled production. Fees must be paid in full before the production takes place. Additionally, a copy of the script, storyboard, layouts, etc., must be submitted along with the request for Wildlife Safari review and approval. Any cancellations and/or changes to any applications must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the production date.
  • Requests should be as detailed as possible, as approvals will be based upon the perceived quality and content of the final product. Each request should include the name and address of the organization, the name and contact number of the organization's representative, the number of vehicles involved, the exact location(s) proposed, the number and names of persons and equipment involved in the shoot, the activities you wish to film and the date, time, and estimated amount of time required, as well as an alternative date in case of rain or poor weather conditions.
  • All camera crews and personnel must provide a list of essential working members that will be needed while on location. Such a list will be available to the Public Relations Department and the Guest Services Department 24 hours in advance to assist in the admittance of said working members. Each crew member must stay in the immediate area of their assigned Wildlife Safari staff when visiting or operating in any area not allowed to the general public. Friends, relatives, non-acting minors and non-working crew members are not permitted admission to Wildlife Safari without the express consent of the WLS Public Relations Department.
  • Normal hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from spring to late fall and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the winter months. We encourage photo shoots to take place during these hours. However, if before or after hours are required, special permission will be required and additional fees of $200 per hour plus overtime charges for staff, if required, will be charged.
  • Although rare, weather conditions, exhibit changes or unexpected animal occurrences may cause delay or cancellation of a scheduled production. Wildlife Safari will attempt to reschedule in a timely manner. All procedures for acquiring permission and scheduling will apply.
  • Extreme noise, lighting or special effects can be detrimental to the animals. Anything deemed dangerous to the Park, its exhibits or animals will not be allowed. Prior permission will be required if filming/photography includes unusual production technique.
  • Any damage or loss to plants, property or animals that occurs during filming will be assess and charged back to the party responsible for requesting use of the Park. The applicant/photographer agrees to provide the Park with a valid certificate of insurance in the amount of no less than $1 million dollars ($1,000,000) for bodily injury and one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) for property damage. The certificate must list Wildlife Safari as an additional insured for the period of the production. The certificate shall accompany the check for site fees.
  • Handling the animals and entering Safari Village exhibits is only allowed with special permission. Entering quarantine areas is prohibited. While on park grounds, all production and camera crew personnel shall not in any way attempt to manipulate animals for the sake of the shoot. All filming/photography will (unless special permission is given) take place within areas designated for public use, and shall not restrict the public's access or viewing of animals or exhibits. A standard photo/film release must be completed if Park visitors are included or asked to participate during the course of shooting.
  • An authorized representative from the WLS Public Relations Department must accompany the photography/film crew at all times while production is underway. All directives given by ANY Wildlife Safari personnel are made for the protection of the animals, exhibits, visitors, employees and crew members, and such directives must be obeyed at al times. If deemed necessary, Wildlife Safari, at its sole discretion, may stop any on-grounds production at any time. The requesting organization agrees to abide by this decision should it occur.
  • All requests must be consistent with Wildlife Safari's mission statement, must reflect a positive image of Wildlife Safari, its animals, exhibits, grounds and staff members. Any photography/film/video take at Wildlife Safari must not be used in any manner that could negatively impact or influence the public's impression of Wildlife Safari. Furthermore, there will be no implied or actual endorsement of a product, idea or institution. Any misrepresentation will be considered grounds for legal action.
  • The requesting organization agrees to indemnify Wildlife Safari, including its staff, volunteers and visitors against all liability and loss that may occur as a result of accident, negligence or inadvertent damage or injury to the person or property of the party entering into this agreement.
  • Ownership and Copyrights:
    • A copy of all video including first generation dub of footage shot, and first generation dub of final product, is to become the property of the Wildlife Safari Public Relations Department.
    • All video and still photos will include credits to Wildlife Safari.
    • All video and still photos will be for a one-time usage and product unless otherwise specified.
    • Any video or still photos produced by any individual or group for class projects or educational purposes MAY NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES and must adhere to all aforementioned guidelines without exceptions.

Drive-Thru, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last car admitted at 5:00 p.m.)

Village and Gift Shop 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. |  White Rhino Café  11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.(Grill close at 4:30)

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1790 Safari Rd.
Winston, OR 97496
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