This video features interesting views of the Devils Tower and the neighboring prairie dog town. The Devils Tower National Monument is easy to access and the overall experience compares to a casual walk in a park.
The geology of the Devils Tower is a fascinating study and the story of how this crystalized bedrock tower was created will provide plenty to ponder over. This landmark truly is one of a kind and there is a lot of orated native lore associated with this place. Even the alien conspiracy crowd has taken a liking to the Devils Tower in recent years, so there are a lot of intangibles to absorb while wandering the grounds.
The Devils Tower is a great day trip picnic destination and it is also a favorite haunt for night landscape photographers. One tip that may help budding photographers is to be sure to photograph the Devils Tower from a distance outside the national park prior to arrival, because once you enter the gates it will become increasingly difficult to capture the entire gigantic rock formation inside the picture frame!
The time of day affects the views at this famous landmark and inclement weather can add a very dramatic effect. Early morning views of Devils Tower are very shadowy, but capturing a sunburst up top with a small aperture will be an option. The Devils Tower is a good place to break out an ultra wide angle lens and a fisheye lens will offer even more room for creativity when hiking around the base of this landmark.
Packing a powerful lens is also advisable when planning the trip. This is because there are several well known dog towns in this area and one is located next to the Devils Tower. Hours can be spent observing the social behavior of prairie dogs and there certainly will be plenty of them to see. For photographers, the longer the lens, the better the images will be. Any lens over 300mm will get you into the ballpark.
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