Pigmy Foxes of Santa Cruz Island

Thought I'd share some pics from this weekend's kayak camping adventure along Santa Cruz Island, the largest of California's Channel Islands.  The highlight of the trip was definitely getting to see the endangered Island Fox. Smaller than the mainland species, it's a good example of island dwarfism, where a species may grow smaller over the generations due to a constrained food source.  Getting to paddle through a few of the many sea caves out there was also pretty cool :) 

Channel Islands Fox & Pup
 
Channel Islands Fox & Pup
Backlit Island Fox
Foxes Playing
Island Fox Pup
Turquoise Sea Cave
Santa Cruz Island Coastline
Santa Cruz Island Wildflowers
Scorpion Anchorage