Oregon Badlands Wilderness is a wilderness photographer’s delight. The opportunities to photograph ancient, old-growth juniper trees, some well over 1500 years old, present themselves all over the wilderness.
It can be said there is more character in a single old-growth juniper than there is in an entire ponderosa pine forest. Other unusual photographic opportunities exist.
The inflated lava flow that created the unique flow formations, many of these said to resemble old castles and old castle walls, are all over the Badlands wilderness, especially in the central part
Full-time, part-time or enthusiast photographers will find boundless situations to record the lava flow and ancient junipers. Winter is an especially good time to be in the solitude, serenity and silence of this unique high desert wilderness
Fresh snowfall and crystal-clear blue skies enhance photos, and the myriads of wild-life tracks in fresh snow testify to the wild-life that call Oregon Badlands Wilderness home.