• Badlands formations against the blue sky; photo by Rikk Flohr

    Badlands

    National Park South Dakota

Photo Gallery

Badlands maintains an extensive gallery of public-domain images on Flickr. There are no licensing restrictions on these images and you can use them for free. Our Flickr site is updated regularly with high-resolution photos and some short video clips.

Use Flickr to download images you might need for a school project, PowerPoint presentation, advertisement, magazine article, or your next viral video. Please credit the photographer and the National Park Service as follows: "NPS / photographer name".

Or just enjoy the scenic beauty of Badlands National Park as you browse through our photo sets.


The galleries below represent a small sampling from the park's photo collection. Some of the images contained in the galleries below cannot be downloaded.

 

Did You Know?

The rugged badlands topography

To the Lakota, this harsh and desolate landscape was known as "mako sica," meaning “land bad." Early French trappers similarly described the area as “bad lands to travel across." Today, geologists consider all the places in the world with similar topography and formation badlands.