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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Landscapes
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Keywords:Badlands, Badlands National Park, South Dakota, USA, geology, grasslands, landscapes, prairie, scenic, travel photography
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Dimensions1700 x 1135
Original file size387 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken27-Jul-16 19:40
Date modified25-Aug-16 19:32
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D800
Focal length70 mm
Focal length (35mm)70 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/500 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-2 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Badlands National Park South Dakota Marc Haegeman

The prairie

The South Dakota Badlands are not only arid rock formations. The Park also protects one of the largest expanses of mixed-grass prairie in the United States. Over 400 different plant species have been identified.
While some 142 million of acres of grasslands once covered North America, a meagre 1% remains today. As iconic of the Wild West as rugged canyons, buffalo, beef, and John Wayne, the prairie is now an eco-oasis on the brink of disappearing by agricultural development, urban sprawl, invasive species, pesticides and climate change.