2013 Fall Trip, Day Two: Badlands National Park, Wind Cave, Custer State Park

We woke up a little late, but still got out in time to catch some wildlife in nice light.  We photographed a few coyotes,  a large herd of bison, and a badger.  After searching every little spec on the prairie dog town, we eventually found a  burrowing owl, one of our main goals of stopping in the Badlands.  We left around noon, and drove through Custer State Park to get to Wind Cave National Park for a cave tour, before blasting down to Wyoming’s Medicine Bow National Forest to camp for the evening.

A coyote waits to cross the road in Badlands National Park.

A coyote in the grasslands of Badlands National Park.

A bison sleeps behind wildflowers in Badlands National Park.

A herd of bison near a watering hole in Badlands National Park.

A bison gives a calf a nudge in Badlands National Park.

A badger walks accross a prairie dog hole in Badlands National Park.

A badger sits on a prairie dog hole in Badlands National Park.

Burrowing Owl, Badlands National Park

A black widow crawls on a stick in the Sage Creek Campground in Badlands National Park.

Pronghorn buck, Custer State Park, SD

A buck guides a harem of pronghorn does in Custer State Park, SD.

Pronghorn buck, Custer State Park, SD

Cave formations in Wind Cave National Park.

Box Work in Wind Cave, Wind Cave National Park

Sun rays peak through the rain over the Wyoming grasslands.

Rain falls at sunset in Wyoming.

Milky Way Galaxy in the Snowy Range of the Medicine Bow National Forest.

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  • Kristen Elizabeth Drufke - October 31, 2013 - 1:47 am

    Awesome photos!

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