The Badlands of Utah, USA. The badlands are the type of a vast terrain – dry, eroded and with a minimal vegetation. However, it displays a magnificent range of colors and is surrounded with canyons, hoodoos, ravines and similar rock formations. Even as arid as the badlands are, they still are full of surprises.
Photographer Gyu Tal has depicted a very rare phenomenon, that occurs in Utah every couple of years. Only for a few days this vast area gets covered in Scorpionweed and Beeplant, turning the badlands into a purple or yellow fragrant sea. There are also pastures around, where cattle graze with the badlands in the background. The nature cannot be less unspoiled and more beautiful.
Why to go there?
If you want to hike and admire empty, natural surroundings, with an ever changing views and landscapes – this is a right place to visit. It also attracts photographers, who make a number of creative pictures.
When to go there?
Anytime. Although for the blooming flowers you have to be really dedicated and follow the weather forecast, as there is no exact date for this mysterious phenomenon, except that it happens in spring, when the moister is right.
How to get there?
By car using 72 or 24 Highways.
Lead photo by Gyu Tal
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