November 22, 2015

Badlands, South Dakota

Photograph by Ken Stewart, National Geographic Your Shot

The setting sun paints summer storm clouds massed over South Dakota's Badlands. Home to some of the richest mammal fossil beds on Earth, the geologic formations are preserved within Badlands National Park, over a quarter of which is also a designated wilderness area.

This picture was submitted to the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest. See others like it >>

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