Special Places # 122
Photo Art by HJ Ruiz
1 – This photo is part of the Badlands National Park is an American national park located in southwestern South Dakota. The park protects 242,756 acres (379.3 sq mi; 982.4 km2 of sharply eroded buttes and pinnacles, along with the largest undisturbed mixed grass prairiein the United States. The National Park Service manages the park, with the South Unit being co-managed with the Oglala Lakota tribe.
2 – View of private dock at White Meadow Lake during sundown in New Jersey.
3 – The Timna Valley is located in southern Israel in the southwestern Arava, approximately 30 kilometres (19 mi) north of the Gulf of Aqaba and the city of Eilat. The area is rich in copper ore and has been mined since the 5th millennium BCE. There is controversy whether the mines were active during the biblical united Kingdom of Israel and its second ruler, King Solomon. Here is also, the Timna Park part of the Negev Desert were eroded rocks formations and arches are, this is called “Mushroom”.
4 – This rare shot was made near my house in Georgia.
5 – This view of a lake I shot from my car on my way to Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
6 – This take was done from the edge of the Little River Canyon in Alabama.
7 – Walking the boardwalk to see the fountains of mineral water in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
© HJ Ruiz – Avian101
Beautiful pics of lovely places!
Thank you Indira! 🙂
Such an amazing image. Thanks Anita
Thanks so much, Anita. 🙂
The Badlands does look like it deserves its name. Inhospitable, but beautifully alluring!
The Badlands is huge, they have found so many fossils for all museums. I went there in summer time, one day was 120º F at noon.Thank you, D. 🙂
Goodness, H.J! That’s almost 50 degrees Celsius! Staying hydrated in such conditions is an absolute must.
I have been on that boardwalk at Yellowstone. 😊
All of Yellowstone is marvelous! Thank you so much, Tanja. 🙂
It truly is. So are the other places you showed, but I have yet to visit those.
A good mixed bag today HJ.
Thank you, Tom. 🙂