Intriguing Landscapes and Abundant Wildlife in the South Dakota Badlands

June 6 – 10, 2024

In a vast landscape that was once an ancient sea, thousands of years of rain and wind have transformed layers of sedimentary rock, mudstone, and volcanic ash into one of North America’s most dramatic geologic features. The eroded and colorfully striped buttes, jagged peaks, and steep canyons of the Badlands are surrounded by the largest mixed-grass prairie remaining on the continent.

In addition to outstanding opportunities for landscape and interpretive nature images, we’ll have plenty of opportunities to photograph wildlife, including bison, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, and prairie dogs. Be ready for non-stop photography and instruction from sunrise to sunset and beyond.

Our workshop is timed for the season of green grasses, wildflowers, young animals, and dramatic skies created by the tremendous lighting and thunderstorms that roll across the plains. The workshop includes a doors-off helicopter tour over the visually striking buttes and valleys of the Badlands.

Muench Workshops is an Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service.

South Dakota, USA
Jun 6, 2024 - Jun 10, 2024
Activity Level
Moderate - Walks of up to three miles on possibly uneven ground.
Your Pros
Greg Vaughn, Marc Muench
Group Size
Open for Registration
Limited to 8 Guests