The Badlands of South Dakota

We have been fortunate to visit dramatic stone formations in Arizona and Utah.  Now we have to add The Badlands to that group. We drove around and got out to explore , gently for about half a day yesterday. One of the highlights was walking through this Prairie Dog Town as the chirping warning to “Take cover!” as  they quickly ran to their holes. We drove within 12 feet off a grazing Mountain Sheep and saw many Red Tail Hawks floating above us. Oh yes, the bison which were almost extinct are grazing peacefully all through the park wherever grass is available.



Gladly no sightings!

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This old boy felt totally safe with the line of cars and camera clicking.  Such a handsome guy !


I am not a good photographer, but with this amazing landscapes it is hard to take a poor picture in the BADLANDS!   Would love to hear if any of you have been here and your thoughts.  If you are ever close by , it is beautiful to visit  in its stark moonscape !



About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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4 Responses to The Badlands of South Dakota

  1. It’s on my Bucket List, and now with your good photos, I really do want to get there!

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  2. Angie says:

    Lovely place to view from afar Anne, but it looks hot and dry. I’m very content to be an armchair traveler when it comes to visiting places like this now. Just the thought of all this travelling makes me tired, and the rattlesnake sign is enough to keep me safely at home. I have seen the bighorn sheep before though, while visiting my sisters in Colorado. That was long ago when I was younger and able to enjoy getting out and travelling — always by bus and always on the backroads where America is real.


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