Photographer's Note

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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