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The Five Elements of Santa Cruz Island

In the history book, the island Santa Cruz offers many interesting chapters: being disconnected from the rest of the world until mid-18th century ( Chumas people enjoyed the disconnection before) , being controlled by several missionaries and expeditions, serving as one of the most critical base during the World War II and some point being the largest privately owned island. Today this has become a national park, one of the attractive destinations for island packers.

During my recent visits to this island, these are the stories of the nature I could listen to.


 01-five-elements

The Five Elements


 02-enjoying-the-open

enjoying the open


 03-connection

connection


 04-and-conversation

and conversation


 05-telling-stories

telling stories


 06-of-the-earth

of the Earth


 07-water

the Water


 08-air

 09-fire
the Air the Fire


 10-and-ether

and the Ether,


 11-dancing

dancing


 12-reflecting

reflecting


 13-hiding

hiding


 14-sometimes-deceiving

and sometimes deceiving


 15-or-silently-observing

 16-arround-moon-point
or silently observing around the Moon Point



Note:
Canon 40D with Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II
Cokin GND, CPL filters and Opteka underwater housing
Large images are precisely GeoTagged using GeoSetter so that the location can be seen by opening/dragging image into Google Earth or GeoSetter )