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Melting Away

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 11 September 2017 in Landscape & Rural.

This formation is in the Door Trail area and shows clearly the fact that the Badlands will eventually melt away. The bentonite is clay and it does erode. There are some layers of rock but, the formations are mainly clay.

As the snow started to melt, the overlooks that weren't paved got very sticky and slick. I tried to avoid those.

Badlands National Park
South Dakota, USA

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Nature is a versatile and interesting thing. This picture series has shown it well.

11 Sep 2017 5:31am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

La nature a bien sculpté l'endroit

11 Sep 2017 5:55am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Attrayante prise. )

11 Sep 2017 5:58am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

This dry landscape is really very surprising. I like visiting blogs to discover places which I do not know

11 Sep 2017 6:38am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

A pittoresque relief !

11 Sep 2017 7:37am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Indeed, the unchanging is changing by the moment . . fascinating experience.

11 Sep 2017 7:45am

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Very interesting shapes and rock formations! Beautiful landscape!

11 Sep 2017 8:32am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


11 Sep 2017 10:32am

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful capture of a natural art work. Superb.

11 Sep 2017 10:55am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very interesting

11 Sep 2017 10:59am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Amazing what an effect this has! I am surprised that these formations have lasted for so long. Great capture!

11 Sep 2017 11:40am

Shaun from Thorton, United States

Another superb image. Always interesting to read your information on this area.

11 Sep 2017 12:13pm

: Helen : from is currently photographing at home in, Australia

Stunning photograph, with a sadly apt title ....

11 Sep 2017 12:46pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Stunning place with amazing formations.

11 Sep 2017 1:06pm

willy from Belgium

la nature fait son travail..

une très belle prise Steve

11 Sep 2017 2:08pm

Kiki from AUVERGNE, France

An amazing landscape! Beautiful photo !

11 Sep 2017 2:18pm

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle composition

11 Sep 2017 2:20pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture to document this eroding process. It makes a very rugged looking landscape. Well done.

11 Sep 2017 2:30pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Nice look

11 Sep 2017 4:54pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

I like very much the scene under this light.

11 Sep 2017 5:01pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Magnificent. Great capture of the interesting landscape. :)

11 Sep 2017 5:44pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

That is amazing the amount of erosion is that one spot. This landscape must be ever changing due to the erosion. I love the interesting formations.

12 Sep 2017 1:47am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel rendu sur la roche quelle forme de pics sueprbe vue.

12 Sep 2017 2:41am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I guess nature is always changing, and sometimes it is sad.

12 Sep 2017 4:05am

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

A gripping story and image here....The sight is so convincing...Thank you, Steve!

13 Sep 2017 1:43am

Devi from Chennai, India

wonderful images...Love the shots ....

13 Sep 2017 3:37pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wow, this looks so unreal.

13 Sep 2017 7:42pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Splendid and stunning !

15 Sep 2017 8:54am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

simple and beautiful.

18 Sep 2017 9:12pm