Badlands Photography Workshop Tom Bol Photo Workshops - 2018 Trip Report

We knew June was a great time to photograph storms in the Badlands....but we had no idea it would be THIS good!

Stormy skies made for very exciting shooting in the evenings. Three nights in a row brought thunderstorms and lightning.

Anne and Eric on the Yellow Mounds
Larry waiting for the storm to build
Lani capturing dramatic colors in the layers of rock

Beautiful clouds in the morning made for spectacular shooting at first light at Big Badlands Overlook. Our group met at 4:30 am in order to be ready to shoot the sunrise at 5:05.

Early morning light in the Badlands
Rose and Janice enjoying the views

Groups of male bison were scattered all along Sage Creek Road, often crossing in front of cars.

Wendy shooting bison from the road using her new Nikon 70-200 F2.8

Badlands is one of the best places in the country to photograph Bighorn sheep in a national park. We saw 14 baby lambs right next to the road at Pinnacles Overlook.

Bonnie and Wendy using 200-500mm zoom lenses
Larry and Jean using tripods for tack sharp images
Some of the group stayed late to capture lightning storms using 15-30 second exposures
Jean shooting wild yucca in the park
No crowds, dramatic formations and abundant wildlife make Badlands a perfect photography destination......Tom Bol

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