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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.

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May 31, 2019 at 4:53 AM

Not humdrum

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A year ago today we headed northeast from Calgary, driving almost two hours across the great Alberta prairie.

That was our third and last visit to the area around Drumheller.

We reconfirmed that the Canadian badlands near Drumheller are anything but humdrum.

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September 12, 2018 at 4:44 AM

Dinosaur Provincial Park

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A year ago today we visited Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta.

Past posts about the place have shown strange cloud shadows in the sky and a panorama that includes a hoodoo with a head-like shadow.

Now you’re seeing some more views of that ruggedly scenic place.

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September 3, 2018 at 4:55 AM

Horseshoe Canyon

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On the afternoon of August 24th last year we flew from Houston to Calgary, arriving shortly before twilight. By late the next morning we’d already driven two hours northeast out onto the prairie for our first encounter with the badlands of Alberta, which took place in Horseshoe Canyon.

On parts of the ground nothing grew.

Yet even on seemingly barren ground some badlands plants did thrive. Take the scattered bushes in the second photograph and the asters below.

Here’s a closer look at those asters:

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August 25, 2018 at 5:05 AM

Badlands National Park

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A year ago today we spent some scenic hours at Badlands National Park in South Dakota. After returning to Austin last year, I showed you maybe half a dozen of the more than 600 pictures I took. Here are five more.

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May 31, 2018 at 4:49 AM

A hoodoo begets a head

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This heady panorama is from the morning of September 3rd at Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, where strange cloud shadows in the sky had greeted us a couple of hours earlier.

If you’re interested in the craft of photography, point 6 in About My Techniques is relevant to today’s picture.

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December 28, 2017 at 4:51 AM

Just tens of meters away

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Just tens of meters away from the famous hoodoos located a few miles east of Drumheller, Alberta, are these that get less attention but are highly photo-worthy. On September 12th I obliged them with my attention and they repaid me with multiple pictures. In this one, notice the dark strata in the foreground, in the farther hills, and even across the middle of the lighter formations.

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December 19, 2017 at 4:59 PM

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