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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Badlands Yellow Mounds

The fragile rock formations in Badlands National Park are certainly breathtaking, but I think the vivid colors in the Yellow Mounds are more beautiful still. The chemical composition of the rock and the environmental conditions in which it formed combine to tell us a story of how this rock, and this park, formed.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Wall, South Dakota, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Copyright: © Laura DiLallo