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Sunday, 27 July 2008

Badlands NP (& Shadow Shot Sunday!)

Here is my latest entry into Hey Harriets Shadow Shot Sunday collages. This was taken at Badlands National Park which is also known as 'The Wall' in South Dakota . It's a photo of my husband standing in the 'window' overlooking the canyon.



The Badlands was one of the first national parks we visited on our USA trip and it certainly didn't disappoint! I was blown away by how specatcular it was! I'd never seen such jagged edges that went up and down, up and down. It was big but you could still see grasslands around it. So strange to just see these mounds of rocks every now and then surrounded by green grass.



We had high hopes to get there for sunrise but we woke up at 5am and it was already light out. We still made our way there for the early morning sun to enjoy the beautiful colours of the rocks. We came across some people doing yoga and I thought what a fantastic place to do Yoga - it was peaceful, serene and really what better place is there to do yoga but in nature!



This is a photo me in awe of the natural formations! Can you believe this was all created years and years ago by the forces of water. It was so hot and dry that I couldn't really believe water once flowed there!



This scene was the view from the Badlands Visitor Centre. How great to work at the Visitor Centre, having to drive through all this natural beauty and then being 'forced' to look out at this view all day long!!


11 comments:

kim* said...

I can honestly believe that the forces of water did that. It reminds me of when there was the flood in the bible. Something that great had to do that...what do you think?

LazyTcrochet said...

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing!

High Desert Diva said...

Love your shadow shot!

Your photos (as usual) are beautiful.

GrayEyedScorpio said...

The Badlands are certainly a sight. Doesn't it feel a little like you're on a different planet to walk around among the formations?

Hey Harriet said...

Another spectacular shadow shot! All the photos are amazing. And wow! What an experience it must have been to visit such a place. Yeah those poor people working in the Visitor Centre...my heart bleeds for them ;)

Sweet Repose said...

I was once stranded in the Badlands with 3 flat tires at sunset (but that's another story)...can you imagine the beauty I saw. Great shots!

sharon

Sandra Ree said...

You always take such gorgeous pictures! Spectacular shadow shot! I've always wanted to see the National Park Badlands, so thanks for those pictures and the history!

Paz said...

Looks incredible. I've never been to a national park before, this one looks incredible, especially your shadow shot.

Lorissa J. Longfellow said...

great photos. I loved visiting the Badlands, but it rained my whole visit. Can't wait to get back some day.

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Great shots, glad you enjoyed your USA trip.

Lisa B. said...

That first shot is great! All the photos are...but that first one is a perfect SS!!