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.
John Palminteri photo
A brownish creature, with sharp teeth and claws, is deceased on the beach in Santa Barbara after the latest storm, and many people are wondering what it is.
Billionaire developer Rick Caruso has issued a statement regarding the Miramar Hotel project in Montecito, after a heated debate Monday afternoon.
A funnel cloud appeared over the Lompoc Valley on Tuesday.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department says 60 year old Dale Karr is the host at Nojoqui Falls County Park and lived in a mobile home on the park property.
An unusual creatures, three broken boats, and piles of debris are among the leftovers from the latest storm to come through Santa Barbara.
The cost to put out a chemical fire and clean up the Mission Rock Road waste disposal site is estimated to be $1 million so far.
An Atascadero man faces grand theft charges for allegedly trying to steal a computer and two flat screen televisions from the Walmart on Niblick Road in Paso Robles.
Members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club were arrested after attending aChristmas Toy Drive event at the Deer Lodge in Meiners Oaks Sunday.
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Chanukah begins at sundown today. Find out more about this Jewish holiday, which is observed for eight days and nights.
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