The Channel Islands of California have been the home of about sixty species of animals that found no where else in the world. Due to the various unique species of animals that exist on the islands, the area has been a hotbed for extinction. In fact, the last of the extinct wooly mammoths, which was smaller than the inland wooly mammoths, lived on these islands.
The United Nations has recognized the lands within the Channel Islands National Park as one of many unique biomes that exist in the world.
The top of the Channel Islands Visitor Center has an overlook deck. This photo shows the view I had from that deck.