This Mesmerizing Time-Lapse Footage Takes You High Above The South Dakota Badlands Like Never Before

South Dakota residents know that our beautiful state is so much more than the flyover state it has the reputation of being. From east to west, you will find lush forests and rolling prairie lands as well as the otherworldly landscapes found within Badlands National Park. The beauty of the Badlands is gorgeous from every angle, but this mesmerizing time-lapse footage shows us one of South Dakota’s greatest natural wonders from an entirely new perspective.

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The culmination of several weeks spent shooting in the Badlands, this footage from Vimeo user More Than Just Parks will drop your jaw:

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For another glimpse of South Dakota from above, check out this epic drone footage.