Badlands Pinnacles Overlook 2
I captured this scene at Badlands Pinnacles Overlook in the Badlands National Park, South Dakota. The Badlands formed by two fundamental geologic processes: deposition and erosion. The sedimentary rock layers of Badlands National Park deposited over millions of years. The layers are similar and grouped into units called formations. Erosion began in the Badlands about 500,000 years ago when the Cheyenne River captured streams and rivers flowing from the Black Hills into the Badlands region.
badlands national parksouth dakotaSunsetPhotography by Donald Pash, from
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