Cedar Creek Badlands


Location Origin Story

This intricate maze of rivulets and creeks cascading across the ground is a small part of the Badlands National Park in South Dakota. This is a land of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest area of undisturbed mixed-grass prairie in the United States. The First Nations Lakota people were the first to call this place “mako sica” or “land bad.”

Extreme temperatures, lack of water, and the exposed rugged terrain led to this name. French-Canadian fur trappers also called it “les mauvais terres pour traverse,” or “bad lands to travel through.”

For the full story on this image visit the corresponding page on Where Eagles Fly

About This Photograph

This Badlands scene was photographed midday during the month of March while Zedekiah was flying and exploring the Badlands National Park in South Dakota.

Image Rarity

The image was taken from a moving aircraft, as Zedekiah piloted the aircraft while simultaneously operating the camera.

Flying across the badlands presents many jumbled landscapes to film, it is all one large honeycomb of washes, dunes, gullies, and creeks.

Timing and being in the place-in-space for this scene to reveal itself was crucial to this image composition.

Lastly, it is impossible to simply walk up a trail and take the same photograph again. This image was very difficult to create, and is truly one-of-a-kind, therefore making it extremely rare.

Limited Edition

This image is offered as a numbered and signed, limited edition of one hundred (100) prints.

Artist Proofs

There are two (2) artist proofs available. one (1) as a volumetric print and one (1) as a satin metal print.

Suggested Media Substrate

This image is best suited for Satin Metal with a lustrous flat, non-reflective finish and is available for additional custom texturization to produce enhanced micro shadowing across the surface of the print.

Multiple substrates are available for this image, please go here to review different print types.

Collection Pricing

Pricing is based on the rarity and scarcity of print and not size nor substrate.

Limited edition prints start at $3 per square inch, with the price increasing as the editions diminish.

Artist proofs are $10 per square inch each.




Contact Zedekiah Gallery to speak with an art consultant about purchasing a limited edition print of this image.

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