One of the best places that Kathi had on our itinerary was Badlands National Park in South Dakota. The landscape was breathtaking, but due to the overcast and drizzly conditions my landscape shots didn't do it justice.
In addition to the amazing geological features here, we had some great encounters with mammals. First was a site where the Black-tailed Prairie Dogs were incredibly tame. Carina even touched one of the baby prairie dogs on the head! As you can see from the image below, they really are super cute!
We also had some great mammal encounters at nearby Custer State Park. Even though it was a mammal I had photographed many times before, this image of a male Pronghorn is probably my personal favourite.