Reading Room: Photographs and Videos

The photographs and video clips on this page have been requested by members of the public or media and are now being provided to the general public. Most of the photographs were taken with a remote wildlife monitoring camera positioned in Drakes Estero from 2007 through 2010. For more information about how the park monitors wildlife with remote cameras, visit our Wildlife Monitoring and Wildlife Viewing Camera Systems at Point Reyes National Seashore: Frequently Asked Questions page. The video clips were taken in 2008 of Drakes Estero. Because of the large number of photographs associated with this page, some photos may not be available at this time. This website will be updated with additional photographs regularly.

Map of Drakes Estero with locations of wildlife monitoring cameras, approximate camera angles, and haul-out sub-sites from 2007 to 2010. (210 KB PDF)

Key to haul-out sub-site abbreviations

UEF = Upper Estero Far
OB = Oyster Bar
UEN = Upper Estero Near
A = Main Haul-out
A1 = Next to Main Haul-out
DBS = Sandbar attached to land
DEM = Drakes Mouth Sandbars
L = Limantour Spit


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Last updated: October 8, 2022

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Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


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