Bisti Badlands – The Wings



The Bisti Badlands, a place of unparalleled uniqueness and exclusivity, is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Once a coastal swamp of an inland sea, this otherworldly landscape boasts some of the most breathtaking sandstone rock formations you’ll ever see. Offering a scenery unlike any other in the American Southwest, it’s no wonder National Geographic Travel deemed it a ‘must visit ‘ adventure destination in 2019.

Photographers, hikers, and explorers from around the world visit the Bisti Badlands to see the hoodoos, desert spires, natural arches, and fossils unique to this area. An early relative of Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Bisti Beast was discovered in 1997. This 30-foot tyrannosaur roamed the Earth around 74 million years ago and, to date, has only been found in New Mexico. The Bisti Beast is not the only specimen discovered within the Bisti. Researchers have discovered numerous other fossils, including the duck-billed dinosaur Parasaurolophus, a Pentaceratops, a giant sauropod named Alamosaurus, as well as numerous turtles, fish, crocodiles, and other species.

This formation is known as “The Wings,” and is located at an elevation of 6,500 feet fairly deep into the Badlands.

Location: Bisti Badlands; Farmington, New Mexico.

Media: Fine Art Landscape Prints