South-Dakota-geology

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The amazing folks from More Than Just Parks spent weeks in South Dakota’s Badlands National Park capturing these awesome wildlife, nature, sunrise, sunset, and night sky shots - surrounded by almost barren sediments eroded from the Black Hills and deposited about 30 million years ago, when the land was much wetter. Original caption:

BADLANDS 8K is the culmination of several weeks spent filming in the rugged Badlands of South Dakota. Situated in the heart of the Northern Great Plains, Badlands National Park spans 244,000 acres of spectacular landscapes, diverse wildlife, and the largest undisturbed mixed grass prairie in the United States. Journey with More Than Just Parks to discover the land where bison still roam and towers rise from the prairie in dazzling formations. This is the Badlands. Filmed primarily in 8K.
To see more National Park films or learn more about More Than Just Parks, visit our website: morethanjustparks.com/

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Falls Park South Dakota, waterfall on the Big Sioux River. The water is tumbling over the Sioux quartzite, a thick, metamorphosed sequence of 2.1 billion year old, precambrian river deposits. Now fractured and jointed after coming up to the surface, the fractures give the river a path through the otherwise difficult to erode rock.

Earlier this week a weather satellite caught this awesome shot of what the smoke fro the Canadian wildfires is doing as it rises into the atmosphere. Here the smoke is caught in two distinct circulation currents and is split into two distinct paths as it heads over the U.S.

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Nice driveby road view of the sandstone pillars in Badlands National Park