The Badlands are an amazing place for photos regardless if you are taking selfies on a cell phone or have sophisticated camera equipment. But amateur and professional photographers always want optimal lighting. So, when is the best time to capture the Badland landscapes? The answer is early morning or late afternoon, especially during the golden hour when the sun is lowest in the sky. The light’s red and orange hues will enhance the colors of these remarkable rock formations as exemplified by these at the White River Valley Overlook.