Ghosts of the Whisperer

Channel Islands National Park, CA

The title of this image comes from the isolation you feel while spending time on the Channel Islands in the winter. During the week, there was virtually no one else present and every morning we'd awake to scenes like this - low lying fog creeping in throughout the island's valleys. This image was taken on the largest of the five islands, Santa Cruz Island, which is 22 miles long and to 2 to 6 miles wide. At one time, it was the largest, privately owned island in the world. During our visit, it was primarily dry except for these large clumps of these California morning glory flowers, which grew in stark contrast to the rest of the island's vegetation. Photo © copyright by Michael Greene.