Description These are wild Tule Elk residing at the Tomales Point Elk Reserve, part of Point Reyes National Seashore, just north of the Bay Area in California. It'd been one heck of a foggy day, all dreary, dripping day long. Right at sunset the sun peeked in below the fog bank for about two minutes before it slipped below the horizon. The light lasted long enough for five photos--of which, this one is the best. ;-)Want to know more?? Tule elk are the smallest of the North American elk, and they were almost extinct by 1860. In 1978, two bulls and eight cows were brought to Point Reyes, and today over 500 roam the bluffs above the beaches. Tomales Point Elk Reserve, approximately 18,000 acres in the northwest corner of Point Reyes National Seashore is home to the majority of the elk, though they can be found in several areas of the park.
Charlene Burge Member Since November 2007 Artist Statement Somewhere along the way the reason for photography, and the reason for being outdoors, blended into one. I used to say I hiked for photography, or photography was an excuse to get outside. Now there is no excuse. There is just outdoor photography. I hope that's a good thing. ;-)
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