The Big Muddy Badlands are named as such because they can be found bordering the Big Muddy Creek in the Big Muddy Valley - set into the prairie landscape of Southern Saskatchewan. They are actually a group of badlands that are found together and are more like an area of erosion and sandstone.
Badlands are an area of arid soil where you will often find sedimentary rocks and soil that is rich in clay. They often contain crevices and gorges and are hard to walk around on foot. During sunset and dusk, the formations of the Big Muddy Badlands of southern Saskatchewan often glow in the golden light while the grasses are highlighted.
The Big Muddy Badlands do play a small part in history as in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as the Badlands formed part of the Outlaw trail, which was a trail used by famous outlaws such as Sam Kelly and Dutch Henry. The trail stretched all the way from Canada to Mexico and this area was just part of it.
Today this area isn't very populated and is used mostly for farming and tourism, such as ranches where people can ride horses. Due to the arid nature of the soil here farming it can still be a difficult task here.
Farmland in the Big Muddy Badlands at dusk, Southern Saskatchewan, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/8.0, exposure time of sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 14mm.
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