Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Grazing tule elk in velvet, Point Reyes National Seashore
I love to see these regal animals with their velvet antlers during the spring. The amount of energy and resources they must invest in growing new antlers is really interesting, especially since only a few will be strong enough to win mating rights to a harem. These shots are from a hike I took out the Tomales Point Trail. A small herd of males were feeding on the grasses and wildflowers just off the trail.
More of these handsome elk in my Tomales Point, Point Reyes National Seashore Gallery.