Tule Elk herd seen by McClure's beach in Tomales CA around 9:00pm
Male elk are starting to show antlers with velvet and calves are starting to emerge
12 Tule Elk resting approximately 50m off of the trail
taken on professional camera
Tule Elk Bull in velvet - Coyote Ridge
The tule elk (Cervus canadensis ssp. nannodes) is a subspecies of elk found only in California, ranging from the grasslands and marshlands of the Central Valley to the grassy hills on the coast. The subspecies name derives from the tule on which it feeds, which grows in the marshlands. When the Europeans first arrived, an estimated 500,000 tule elk roamed these regions, but by 1870 they were thought to be extirpated. However, in 1874-1875 a single...