Simon Griffee Visual design, photography, writing, illustration

Badlands Near Sage Creek, South Dakota, US, June 2005

Published 2007 March 28

The contrast between the lush green rolling mounds and the dry, barren rock formations is striking in the Badlands of South Dakota. The Badlands contain one of the last remaining areas of plains with native, biologically-diverse vegetation in the US—Buffalo Gap National Grassland. The rest has been stomped and eaten to extinction.

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