The sun sets over the salt flats and marshes of one of Silicon Valley's loneliest and quietest corners; a relic of history where the ruins of a bygone era defy the stratospheric housing and population growth everywhere else in the Bay. Hikers pass through to experience the sun through one of Alviso's truly unique architectural structures.
Rivers flowing from two waterfalls inside an ice cave underneath Mendenhall Glacier. The rivers forcibly carve a massive glacier defined on the inside by hues of blue and an intensity of color like few other places in the world.
One of only two remaining monk seal species left in the world, this Neomonachus schauinslandi -- Hawaiian Monk Seal -- is one of the most endangered marine mammals in the world, and the rarest seal or sea lion in US waters.
Tucked into the quiet East Bay parklands of the San Francisco Bay Area is the Niles Canyon, within which is the abandoned Spring Valley Aqueduct. The water pipeline is half buried after decades of decay, and was once used to carry water from the Calaveras Reservoir to San Francisco, via the Sunol Water Temple.