Santa Rosa Island is the second largest Channel Island, with 53,051 acres - 15 miles long and 10 miles wide. It beckons visitors with rolling hills, deep canyons, a coastal lagoon, and beaches. The Chumash called it "Wima" for driftwood because channel currents brought ashore logs from which they built "tomols", plank canoes. For thousands of years unusual animals and plants made the Island their home. Flightless geese, giant mice, and pygmy mammoths are extinct, while the island fox, spotted skunk, and munchkin dudleys (one of 6 plant species found only on this Island) still live here.
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emka (85311) 2014-07-23 6:27
hello Ray, I am rather glad that giant mice are extint, pity for pygmy mammoths :). But at least skunk survived. what amazing these huge sea weeds. Fantastic contrast with the emerald water. Fascinating place.
WArm regrads MAlgo
berek (42998) 2014-07-23 8:46
beautiful nature atmophere . i love sea colors and your right framing.
romanaa (7982) 2014-07-23 12:34
the sea weed makes such beautiful patterns in the foreground that they would be worth of a pattern on a scarf.
Well seen and presented.
Silvio1953 (129414) 2014-07-23 13:10
Ciao Ray, fantastic sea view, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
SnapRJW (31625) 2014-07-23 23:17
A fascinating note Ray and an attractive shot to accompany it. I like the FG focus on the seaweed. The lazily drifting fronds are well captured and their colour contrasts very well with the beautiful turquoise water.
Have a great day
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-07-24 3:37
An excellent image to accompany your informative note. The colours of the seaweed and water in the foreground are eye-catching.
jhm (143539) 2014-07-24 3:43
This is superb what we see in water on the foreground.
Also the rock wall in background gives extra colour at the picture.
Nice depth and perspective picture.
Excellent composition, nice presentation, also pleasant of colours.
Very well done, TFS.
miumiu (6113) 2014-07-24 4:21
Amazing place and view with the sea weeds in the foreground!
The turquoise colours are fantastic!
I like it!
annjackman (20743) 2014-07-25 3:57
Fascinating seaweed that is a gorgeous colour set against the green water. I like the vertical composition.
Kind Regards, Ann
delpeoples (54727) 2014-07-25 6:42
Mucnchkin Dudley, that is such a cool name. Wowee, what a unique an beautiful place this is. Great choice the vertical frame, the aqua blue colours and the amazing yellow-brown tones. Excellent depth too.
Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful weekend
siudzi (34131) 2014-07-30 1:49
What an interesting landscape post this! Like the way you managed the composition by the vertical cropping and fantastic color saturation. Well done!
ourania (35890) 2014-07-31 6:56
a very effective composition in a vertical frame, that enhances depth and offers us a comprehensive and rewarding view of the scenery. I like very much the graduation of light and colours as well as the striking contrast of the coast in the distance. The textures are superb, gentle movement is conveyed and the sea plants look like sea monsters about to rise from the water. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,