Photographs of Guadalupe Island, Mexico.

Image 03698, Isla Afuera, daybreak., Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Copyright  Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide. Keywords: baja california:california:guadalupe island:international:isla afuera:isla guadalupe:isla guadalupe special biosphere reserve:mexico:oceans:pacific.
Image 02375, Islas Afuera and Boat Horizon., Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Copyright  Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide. Keywords: baja california:california:guadalupe island:international:isla afuera:isla guadalupe:isla guadalupe special biosphere reserve:mexico:oceans:pacific.
Image 05627, Boat Horizon below sea cliffs at Isla Afuera., Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Copyright  Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide. Keywords: baja california:california:guadalupe island:horizon charters:international:isla afuera:isla guadalupe:isla guadalupe special biosphere reserve:mexico:oceans:pacific.
Image 02390, Isla Afuera eastern cliffs., Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Copyright  Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide. Keywords: baja california:california:guadalupe island:international:isla afuera:isla guadalupe:isla guadalupe special biosphere reserve:mexico:oceans:pacific.
Image 02377, Lava / ash detail, Isla Afuera., Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Copyright  Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide. Keywords: baja california:california:guadalupe island:international:isla afuera:isla guadalupe:isla guadalupe special biosphere reserve:mexico:oceans:pacific.
Image 02392, Waves crashing on Isla Afuera east cliffs., Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Copyright  Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide. Keywords: action:baja california:california:coast:energy:environment:guadalupe island:international:isla afuera:isla guadalupe:isla guadalupe special biosphere reserve:landscape:mexico:nature:ocean:oceans:outdoors:outside:pacific:power:scene:scenery:scenic:sea:seascape:shore:surf:water:wave.
Image 03697, Isla Adentro, daybreak., Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Copyright  Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide. Keywords: baja california:california:guadalupe island:international:isla adentro:isla guadalupe:isla guadalupe special biosphere reserve:mexico:oceans:pacific.
Image 06141, Isla Adentro (right) and Church Rock (partially obscured), sunrise., Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Copyright  Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide. Keywords: baja california:california:church rock:guadalupe island:international:isla adentro:isla guadalupe:isla guadalupe special biosphere reserve:mexico:oceans:pacific.
Image 03707, Isla Adentro (right) and Church Rock (partially obscured), sunrise., Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Copyright  Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide. Keywords: baja california:california:church rock:guadalupe island:international:isla adentro:isla guadalupe:isla guadalupe special biosphere reserve:mexico:oceans:pacific.
Image 03684, Arches, daybreak, Isla Adentro., Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Copyright  Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide. Keywords: baja california:california:guadalupe island:international:isla adentro:isla guadalupe:isla guadalupe special biosphere reserve:mexico:oceans:pacific.
Image 03704, Isla Afuera and skiff., Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Copyright  Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide. Keywords: baja california:california:guadalupe island:international:isla afuera:isla guadalupe:isla guadalupe special biosphere reserve:mexico:oceans:pacific.
Image 06153, Volcanic tube, west face of Isla Adentro., Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Copyright  Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide. Keywords: baja california:california:guadalupe island:international:isla adentro:isla guadalupe:isla guadalupe special biosphere reserve:mexico:oceans:pacific.
Image 06156, Skips Rock (left) with the west side of Guadalupe Island in the distance., Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Copyright  Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide. Keywords: baja california:california:guadalupe island:international:isla guadalupe:isla guadalupe special biosphere reserve:mexico:oceans:pacific.
Image 03701, Boat Horizon below cliffs near Spanish Cove., Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Copyright  Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide. Keywords: baja california:california:guadalupe island:horizon charters:international:isla guadalupe:isla guadalupe special biosphere reserve:mexico:oceans:pacific.
Image 03683, Lava tube terminates at shoreline., Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Copyright  Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide. Keywords: baja california:california:guadalupe island:international:isla guadalupe:isla guadalupe special biosphere reserve:mexico:oceans:pacific.
Image 03686, Volcanic terrain., Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Copyright  Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide. Keywords: baja california:california:guadalupe island:international:isla guadalupe:isla guadalupe special biosphere reserve:mexico:oceans:pacific.
Image 03695, Volcanic terrain and shoreline., Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Copyright  Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide. Keywords: baja california:california:guadalupe island:international:isla guadalupe:isla guadalupe special biosphere reserve:mexico:oceans:pacific.
Image 03694, Cinder cone, volcanic terrain and shoreline., Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Copyright  Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide. Keywords: baja california:california:guadalupe island:international:isla guadalupe:isla guadalupe special biosphere reserve:mexico:oceans:pacific.
Image 03692, Sparse trees along island crest catch moisture from clouds., Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Copyright  Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide. Keywords: baja california:california:guadalupe island:international:isla guadalupe:isla guadalupe special biosphere reserve:mexico:oceans:pacific.
Image 03848, Clouds held back by island crest., Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Copyright  Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide. Keywords: abstracts and patterns:baja california:california:cloud:guadalupe island:international:isla guadalupe:isla guadalupe special biosphere reserve:mexico:oceans:pacific:sky and cloud:weather.
Image 03693, Sparse trees along island crest catch moisture from clouds., Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Copyright  Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide. Keywords: baja california:california:guadalupe island:international:isla guadalupe:isla guadalupe special biosphere reserve:mexico:oceans:pacific.
Image 03711, Feral goat atop ridge at sunset., Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Copyright  Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide. Keywords: baja california:california:guadalupe island:international:isla guadalupe:isla guadalupe special biosphere reserve:mexico:oceans:pacific.
Image 03837, Old church, prison and fishing shack., Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Copyright  Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide. Keywords: baja california:california:guadalupe island:international:isla guadalupe:isla guadalupe special biosphere reserve:mexico:oceans:pacific.
Image 03751, Fishing shack., Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Copyright  Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide. Keywords: baja california:california:guadalupe island:international:isla guadalupe:isla guadalupe special biosphere reserve:mexico:oceans:pacific.
Isla Afuera, a few miles off the south end of Isla Guadalupe, is a volcanic plug. It's sides are sheer walls that extend above and below the waterline for hundreds of feet. One of the world's most dramatic dive settings, Afuera sports both exceptionally clear water and often huge surge and wave motion.Isla Adentro ("inner island") is near the south end of Isla Guadalupe and has two smaller islets near it: Church Rock and Roca del Skip. The gap between Adentro and Afuera is known as Tuna Alley for obvious reasons. The best dive among this group of rocks starts with a circumnavigation of Roca del Skip, where schools of scythe butterflyfish, yellowtail and medialuna are typically seen, followed by a bluewater (underwater) swim across the gap to Church Rock, where turtles, Cortez Chubb and walls of kelp are found.Guadalupe Island is volcanic, with cinder cones dotting the island. Lava tubes terminating at the shoreline are seen in some places, while Isla Adentro has a vertical lava tube on its west face.A sheer ridge, the crest of an ancient caldera, forms the highest point on Guadalupe Island at its north end. The crest creates its own weather in such a way that clouds, trapped on its west side, drape over the top of the island and dissapate as they flow down the east side. The moisture from these clouds supports a small fragile grove of Monterey pines (Pinus radiata), one of only two island populations of this tree species in the world.Feral goats roam the island and are frequently seen in the highlands at the north and central parts of the island. They strip any greenery they can reach from the Monterey pines, and eat any seedlings that may have germinated. Conservation efforts are now underway to protect the remaining pines from the goats and foster new growth.Along the beach near Spanish Bay at the north end of Guadalupe Island are found a small shack (occasionally used by fishermen), radio tower / lighthouse, and the remnants of an abandoned prison and church. Indeed, this would have been a lonely, desolate place to have served a prison sentence.
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