Orange Mounds of the Badlands

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

It is very hard to describe Badlands National Park to someone who hasn't been there. The diversity of rock formations range from jagged peaks to erosion-carved rock. The park has one main road that runs 31 miles from end-to-end. Every curve in the road brings you to a different type of scene. This composition shows the road curving around what are known as the Orange Mounds toward a section of the famed 100-mile "Wall" that acts as the spine of the park. I left the cars on the road to give viewers an idea of how expansive Badlands is, keeping in mind that this photo shows only a small section of the road.