An obscure location relatively undiscovered by tourists and therefore a peaceful haven for photography, Castle Butte was actually a well known landmark in the early days for the Northwest Mounted Police, Indians, and early Settlers. The Big Muddy area also provided a refuge for Outlaws and those on the run from the authorities.
The landscape of the Big Muddy Badlands which surrounds Castle Butte, was etched out by the melt waters of ancient glaciers and Castle Butte is a relic left over from that time. The floodplain of the valley is a whooping 3 kilometres wide and once carried a vast quantity of water in a southeast direction near the end of the last ice age.
Castle Butte which stands at 61 metres high is mostly composed of sandstone, clay, alkali and coal deposits and is constantly being molded by water which accounts for the fascinating formations and channels.
Formations of Castle Butte during sunset over the landscape of the Big Muddy Badlands, Southern Saskatchewan, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/9.0, exposure time of 1/2.5 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 14mm.
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