The Bisti Badlands of New Mexico is one of the most intimidating yet beautiful landscapes I’ve visited. This open arid expanse quickly puts you in your place or rather makes you realize how out of place you are walking around. Extreme weather can dominate the area (heat, sand storms and extreme winds), but it is this harsh combination that has made many of the geological features there including the Egg Factory. The last time I was there I got an in person tour of these harsh conditions with winds up to 55mph making it nearly impossible to get a photo. Even amidst a windstorm it’s amazing to see an “alien” landscape in your own backyard.