Turret Arch, seen here through North Window, is one of three giant arches on the Windows trail. The North Window and South Window are arches known together as the Spectacles.
The park's arches consist of sandstone that contains iron oxide that give them that red coloring.
These arches, which together are known as the Double Arch, are two of more than 2,000 arches in the park.
Kait Thomas, an interpretative ranger at Arches National Park, stands in the Fiery Furnace below the Twin Arches.
Ephemeral Pools, seen here in front of Organ rock, fill with rainwater and are home to tiny ecosystems of plants and organisms.
The Wolfe Ranch trail contains ample rock art. Humans began migrating to Arches about 10,000 years ago.
Gopher snakes are nonvenomous. They are often mistaken for rattlesnakes because they have similar markings and can vibrate their tails.
The desert hairy scorpion grows to between 4-7 inches long and can live up to 20 years.
The collared lizard pursues prey by running on its hind legs. Its stride can be up to three times the length of its bodies.
The peregrine falcon uses a dive called a stoop to snatch smaller birds in mid-flight.
Sunset in the Salt Valley marks the beginning of the day for nocturnal wildlife living in Arches National Park.
A medium-sized sinkhole at the intersection of Mission and State streets had Santa Barbara Police shut down streets one block in each direction.
One person has been killed in a reported plane crash in the area of Lofus Canyon Road and Morgan Canyon Road just east of Santa Paula Saturday afternoon.
Keith Carls photo
Santa Maria police are investigating a shooting Tuesday night that killed a man.
Source: Dave Zaniboni/Santa Barbara Co. Fire Dept.
Firefighters are on scene of a growing vegetation fire east of Santa Maria that began burning just before 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
At least one person was killed in a multi-vehicle accident on state Route 41 in Morro Bay Saturday afternoon.
On Wednesday July 29, 2015 Ventura Harbor Boatyard's 35 Ton Travelift pierand docks were struck by a 70' seiner.
George Kiriyama photo
A tow tuck driver in Santa Maria was flown to Cottage Hospital Friday afternoon in critical condition after being crushed between winch cable and the side of his tow truck.
Santa Barbara based Tri-County Auto Glass is reaping the rewards of being mentioned on Thursday nights episode of "The Daily Show."
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