Can you spot the Sea Lions?
Here is a closer look...
Yes this is an Emu (more on that later).
We saw two large herds of Elk. Both times they were standing in the middle of the road. The first batch was on a back road to a coastal hiking trail and the second herd with huge males was standing in the middle of Hwy 101 right beyond a sharp turn. I pulled over and got a few blurry shots.
I am relieved we saw no bears. I love bears but never want to cross paths with one while hiking with my children.