The sun drops into the Pacific Ocean off Samoa Island, just west of Eureka, California. The island, covering not quite one square mile, is the site of the Samoa Cookhouse, one of the last remaining lumber-style cookhouses
The last rays of the setting sun turn the sky pink and cast a purple glow across the gentle waves off of Cape Lookout in Oregon. The cape is the site of Cape Lookout State Park, located on a sand spit between Netarts Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
As the early spring sun sets, alpenglow lights up the clouds over the Sea of Cortez and Isla Carmen in Loreto Bay. Isla Carmen is one of five islands in Loreto Bay National Park and can be reached easily by kayak.
As the early spring sun sets, the sky flames with color over the Sea of Cortez and Isla Danzante in Loreto Bay. Isla Danzante is one of five islands in Loreto Bay National Park and can be reached easily by kayak.