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".
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?
Available water in the badlands is always loaded with sediment. Cloudy and milky white in appearance, the water contains particles that carry a slight charge of electricity. The particles repel each other, instead of settling to the bottom. Early visitors found the water unsuitable for drinking.