Badlands..

An interesting butte formation at the Badlands national park in South Dakota. Rich fossil deposits at this place aided in studying the evolution of mammal species such as horses, rhinos, sheep and pig.

More in a future post.

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Mount Rushmore

As a child, I remember watching this sculpture in countless movies/cartoons. I finally got a chance to visit it last weekend and boy was I mesmerized by the sheer scale of it. There are thousands of pictures available for this landmark on the internet and I wanted to capture something unique, atleast I tried to do something unique :). I shot this at around 8 in the evening, just before the start of the lighting show. The sky had some heavy storm clouds and it was perfect for some long exposures. 30 seconds later, this was the result.

A video showcasing its construction for 14 years from 1927 was shown before the start. It still amazes me to learn that they could achieve this sculpting marvel about 80 years back!

Pleas take a look at the original color version here!: Flickr

Read more about Mount Rushmore: Wiki