PhotographerErik Fremstad
Prize3rd Place in Fine Art / Landscape
City/CountryVictoria, United States
Photo DateJuly 17, 2015
Technical InfoISO4000 14mm f/2.8 15secs
Entry Description

The dark skies in the Badlands of South Dakota allow for some of the best night skies in North America. Green airglow, caused by electrons reattaching to oxygen and nitrogen atoms and molecules, encompasses the Milky Way, adding to it's mystique. Formations over 75 million years old, mainly the result of deposition and erosion, under billions of stars in our galaxy, words and photos cannot express the awesomeness of seeing it in person.