fantastic red rocks - meaning of fantastic

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Fantastic is a very common word. But it can mean several meanings. I'm not very sure what it means in following sentence.

He made a gesture indicating the fantastic red rocks that stretched in every direction.

1. fantastic means extremely good.

2. very large

3. surprising/ the rocks surprised or amazed him in an unknown way.

The first two difinitions are listed in my dictionery. But I feel like it's the 3rd.

So what does it mean here?
  • Archstudent

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    English - North London
    Well it is a strange choice of word by the author. But I think it certainly means roughly the 3rd definition.
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