I had the chance to spend Halloween on Santa Cruz Island. My wife Brina is a kayak guide for the Santa Barbara Adventure Company (SBACO), and she took me out for a day at the islands.
This was shot inside the cave called the Green Room. Light enters the cave below the water level, through a small hole in the wall, and as the light bounces around underwater it fills the room with an unbelievable green. No Photoshop here.
The bird life on the islands is out of control. From pelagic species like black-vented shearwaters seen on the boat ride, to battling peregrine falcons seen above Scorpion rock, if you keep your eyes open you are sure to see some great wildlife. Brina had been telling me about a loggerhead shrike that had been frequenting the beach at Scorpion Ranch. Sure enough, as we were eating lunch it came to visit.