Looking at the first six photos only,
no metadata peeks,
or google image seeks, please.
Where would you guess this is?
There are wild buffalo,
and vast empty spaces of nature conservatory land.
Now, with these photos, the answer is far more obvious!
We are off season in The Channel Islands off the coast of Southern California. This is Catalina Island, the most visited of the islands and not a National Park,
but still replete with wild spaces and wild faces. There are about 150 buffalo roaming free on the island.
Off Season, we are mostly alone with the locals, and their four legged paddling companions.
Cheers to you from The Channel Islands~