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Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Alberta


A hiking trail winding its way through the hoodoos of Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, in southeastern Alberta, Canada.  The park is situated in the Milk River Valley and offers a pretty easy hiking trail through a badlands landscape.


Badlands landscape, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada

Dinosaur PP-48-Edit

Badlands in Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada.  They can appear almost other-worldly in the right light.  The wind gusts at the time of this image made for a nice sand blasting effect on exposed skin, and made me worry about the fine dust entering my camera and creating some nice dust spots.  I’m glad I stayed and my Canon 5D mark III passed the weather sealing test without any adverse issues.  My wife returned to our campsite with Fergus and Angus to protect their eyes from the dust storm.

Badlands landscape, Drumheller, Alberta

Badlands of Southern Alberta, near Drumheller.  This area really illustrates how wind and water erosion work on planet earth, and almost appears otherworldly in some places.  Most are familiar with a more well known photo of the hoodoos in this area, that you can essentially drive right up to, pictured below.  But if you take a short hike, you’ll find many interesting places.

Hoodoos, they look absolutely massive in this photo, but they’re not that large, although they are very impressive.  This was shot in 2010 when you could still get up close and personal, now they have built a walkway in attempt to keep people from climbing all over the rock formations, and destroying them.

World’s largest dinosaur, Drumheller

It could be considered tacky, but it is interesting.  I can’t confirm whether this really is the world’s largest dinosaur, but it is very large and is a popular roadside attraction in Drumheller, Alberta.  The local Royal Tyrell Museum is a definite must see, as are the area’s badlands.

Hoodoos and Badlands, Drumheller, Alberta

Hoodoos, rock formations created from wind erosion.  Located near Drumheller, Alberta, Canada in the Alberta Badlands.


Hiking near Horse Thief Canyon, and Angus watching a bird.


Hoodoos at dusk