Photographer's Note

Water and ice, extreme temperatures, and underground salt movement are responsible for the sculptured rock scenery of Arches National Park. On clear, blue-sky days it is difficult to imagine such violent forces - or the 100 million years of erosion - that created this land boasting one of the world's greatest densities of natural arches. Over 2,000 cataloged arches range in size from a three-foot opening, the minimum considered an arch, to the longest, Landscape Arch, measuring 306 feet (93 meters) base to base. While several large arches are visible from the road, towering spires, pinnacles, and balanced rocks-perched atop seemingly inadequate bases-vie with the arches as scenic spectacles here.

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Additional Photos by Zbigniew Kalinowski (fotka) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 717 W: 10 N: 2220] (9139)
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