Tule Elk Cows and Calves

Photo of some cow elk and calves.

Tule Elk Cows and Calves, Point Reyes National Seashore

Elk calving has been going on for a while at Point Reyes.  This photo was taken on April 28.  Mothers keep their calves hidden for the first two weeks or so because it is the best protection from predators.  By two weeks of age they can run with the adults.  Given that, I assume these calves were born no later than April 14.   I have also been seeing fawns lately.  As you can see, wildflowers are also well underway.

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About Jim Coda

I am a nature photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I specialize in photos of birds, mammals, and landscapes.
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