Park at Pierce Point Ranch, walk the cliff along the Tomales Bay Trail and after about a mile a bull defends his harem situated in a draw that leads to Tomales Bay. Continue on for another mile and many more elk are visible in small groups and harems. This harem was on the ocean side of the trail, about 50 strong. I only saw them after passing them in the fog and turning back.
Image cropped in Adobe Lightroom and a vignette added by the software. September 16, 2012.