Elk at Tule Elk National Wildlife Refuge. Once estimated to have a population of fewer than 30, these unique Tule elk now number more than 4,000. See them — and other terrific wildlife — just two hours outside of San Francisco, California. Photo by Lee Eastman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. From the US Department of the Interior blog.
Pronghorn on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS. Taken on 2/28/17; tweeted by the US Fish & Wildlife Service 3/2/17.
Moose and Black Billed Magpie on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge. Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 3/2/17.
Two elk smooch while enjoying the view at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Every autumn, elk gather for the rut or annual mating season. Bull elk can be heard calling to females with a crescendo of deep, resonant tones that rise rapidly to a high-pitched squeal before dropping to a series of grunts. Photo by Brent Willmert, from the US Department of the Interior blog.
Yesterday we spent Friday at Pt. Reyes. We spent most of the time near the north end of the road to the Tomales Pt. trailhead. The Tule Elk were closer to road than usual which made for nice viewing and photography. 73 more words
Two moose crossing Snake River in the Grand Teton National Park. Photo by Daniel Cook. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 10/3/16.
See these elk at Tule Elk San Luis National Wildlife Refuge. Once estimated to have a population of less than 30 individuals, these unique California Tule elk now number more than 4,000. See them – and other terrific wildlife – just two hours outside of San Francisco. Photo by Lee Eastman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 9/23/16.
Fall at Denali National Park in Alaska means gorgeous autumn colors and hungry brown bears. To get ready their long winter sleep, bears spend the summer and fall packing on the pounds – gorging themselves on salmon, berries and grass. Sleeping snugly in their dens, breathing only once a minute and dropping their heart rate to 8-10 beats a minute, bears will live on their fat stores during the dark, cold winter. Photo by Jacob W. Frank, National Park Service. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 9/29/16.
California’s only endemic elk, Cervus candensis nannodes can be found at Point Reyes National Seashore and 21 other areas of California. This is remarkable for a species that was once thought to be extirpated. 418 more words