Badlands Sunrise - Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Norbeck Pass, Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Although I only visited Badlands about a year and a half ago, I can't wait to go back. This happens whenever I edit a photo from this rugged place (it is called Badlands for a reason). I was lucky to visit in September when it wasn't hot, and there were very few people out and awake before the sun rose. I remember getting up and driving about 20 minutes to shoot this scene of Norbeck Pass. I was the only one in sight and there were some great clouds that lit up as the sun came over the rock formations. I love how most of the formations in the park have the layers of strata that show how these might have been formed.