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American Landscapes: Badlands National Park


Badlands National Park
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April 2004
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Photograph by Annie Griffiths Belt

A storm sweeps over buttes near Pinnacles Overlook, part of the Badlands' signature formation known as the Wall. Stretching for miles west to east, this daunting geologic feature was carved over the past 500,000 years by three river systems that eroded the edge of a high plateau of claystone.
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