This color photo captures the beauty of Badlands National Park. Located in South Dakota, colorful bands of rock strata can be seen in the eroding buttes, pinnacles and spires of the rugged landscape. National grasslands of mixed-grass prairie, is visible in the foreground. Near the top of the rocky outcropping, a grassy plateau of green completes the panoramic view. The sun, low in the sky, fills the crevasses with deep shadows. It was a beautiful day with mostly a clear blue sky.