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More from South Dakota’s Badlands National Park

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On May 31, 2017, I took over 600 photographs at South Dakota’s Badlands National Park. I showed several of them that year and others on the one-year anniversary. Now here are six more pictures of that scenic place.

© 2019 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 31, 2019 at 4:53 AM

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  1. Amazing pictures. I’m not familiar with the geology. How did these landforms come about?


    May 31, 2019 at 11:09 AM

  2. Besides Texas wildflower colonies I’d love to see the Badlands and all that colorful rock.

    Steve Gingold

    June 1, 2019 at 6:58 PM

    • And I’d love to go back. One day was hardly enough, but we had so many other great things to see on that trip. I followed up with several days in the badlands of southern Alberta.

      Steve Schwartzman

      June 1, 2019 at 7:43 PM

  3. Quite impressive!!


    June 1, 2019 at 9:02 PM

  4. I’m glad to be reminded how beautiful that area is. This time around, I was quite taken with the two photos that include vegetation. There’s something of a “when worlds collide” feel to them, and something amusing about the second. Compared to the geologic time represented by the rocks, it’s almost possible to ‘see’ that plant life creeping along in an attempt to take over the rocks.


    June 3, 2019 at 5:03 AM

    • I wish I could teleport back there right now.

      I wonder whether the fact that you’re especially taken with the vegetation this time around is due to your attendance at the prairie workshop.

      When Worlds Collide is the name of a science fiction novel I read as a teenager.

      And yes, plants and geological formations change at such vastly different scales of time.

      Steve Schwartzman

      June 3, 2019 at 7:22 AM

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