Anacapa Island Arch Rock - Arch Rock is an iconic image for Channel Islands National Park, visible even from the mainland side of the Santa Barbaa Channel...
Anacapa Island Arch Rock
Human Chain Unloading Island Packers Boat - Campers share the burden of loading and unloading gear, food, and water from the boats
Human Chain Unloading Island Packers Boat
Santa Cruz Island Welcome - Sea gulls welcome boats to Prisoners Harbor Pier in Channel Islands National Park
Santa Cruz Island Welcome
Island Adventures Approaching Prisoners Harbor Pier - Island Packers Company carries park visitors to and from Channel Islands National Park
Island Adventures Approaching Prisoners Harbor Pier
Walnut-eating Island Scrub Jay - Santa Cruz Island scrub jays are endemic to the island (found nowhere else); this one is sitting in a California pepper...
Walnut-eating Island Scrub Jay
Santa Cruz Island Central Valley Sunrise - Formerly cultivated fields on the north slope of Santa Cruz Island's Central Valley, east of the ranch house,...
Santa Cruz Island Central Valley Sunrise
Santa Cruz Island Central Valley Ranch Entrance from Prisoners Harbor - Looking north from the ranch, the road to Prisoners Harbor follws Prisoners Creek...
Santa Cruz Island Central Valley Ranch Entrance from Prisoners Harbor
Dawn in Santa Cruz Island's Central Valley - TNC manages the Stanton Ranch property in Santa Cruz Island's Central Valley, maintaining the historic look...
Dawn in Santa Cruz Island's Central Valley
Dawn in Santa Cruz Island's Central Valley - Formerly cultivated fields in Santa Cruz Island's Central Valley, east of the ranch house, awaken to soft...
Dawn in Santa Cruz Island's Central Valley
Coming Trough the Fennel - Margie Steingerwald walks through invasive fennel above Valley Anchorage on southeast Santa Cruz Island; fennel constitutes...
Coming Trough the Fennel
Southeast Santa Cruz Island Coast - The south shore of Santa Cruz Island overlooks 1,500 m-deep ocean basins with steep, rock-walled submarine canyons...
Southeast Santa Cruz Island Coast
Santa Cruz Island Ridge Road - The diverse geologic foundation of the island is apparent from the ridge-top road on the south side of the Central Valley
Santa Cruz Island Ridge Road
Santa Cruz Island Central Valley Historic Buildings - Stradling the road beyween the TNC ranch and UC Santa Barbara Field Station and UC System Reserve...
Santa Cruz Island Central Valley Historic Buildings
Santa Cruz Island Prisioners Harbor Pier - The pier is a life-line to island operations
Santa Cruz Island Prisioners Harbor Pier
Prisoners Harbor, Santa Cruz Island - Cattle and sheep corrals, like those at the lower left used to occupy the stream bed and delta from the Central Valley...
Prisoners Harbor, Santa Cruz Island
Island Live-forever Plants Cling to Rocks - Dudleya spp. are common Channel Islands endemics
Island Live-forever Plants Cling to Rocks
Prisioners Landing, Santa Cruz Island - At the head of Prisioners Pier visitors gather to organize their limited time on the island, get briefed about...
Prisioners Landing, Santa Cruz Island
Island Fox in Grass - Endemic island foxes, about the size of a house cat, were nearly extripated from the Channel Islands by golden eagles, but heroic...
Island Fox in Grass
Alert Island Fox in Grass - Endemic island foxes, about the size of a house cat, were nearly extripated from the Channel Islands by golden eagles, but...
Alert Island Fox in Grass
Island Fox Approaches Park Visitors - Endemic island foxes, about the size of a house cat, were nearly extripated from the Channel Islands by golden eagles,...
Island Fox Approaches Park Visitors
Park Visitor Discovers Inquisitive Island Fox - Endemic island foxes, about the size of a house cat, were nearly extripated from the Channel Islands by...
Park Visitor Discovers Inquisitive Island Fox
Santa Cruz Island Cobble Beach Solitude - One of the great opportunities offered at  Channel Islands National Park is for people living in southern California...
Santa Cruz Island Cobble Beach Solitude