You are here: home   Blogs   The GOAT Blog   Today's best fire pics
The GOAT Blog

Today's best fire pics

Document Actions
Tip Jar Donation

Your donation supports independent non-profit journalism from High Country News.

Jonathan Thompson | Sep 01, 2009 09:50 AM

This morning, the fires continue to burn in California, Utah, Arizona, Colorado and elsewhere. And the haunting yet beautiful fire photos continue to make their way into the Intertubes so that those of us who are lucky enough to be far away from the fires can experience them vicariously, and safely.

The L.A. Times probably has the most comprehensive selection of pics of the Station Fire. 

And the Sacramento Bee's "The Frame" photo blog has some of my favorites, especially the first in this series

This is an amazing, stop-action look from the Mt. Wilson tower cam, currently at the edge of the fire, but also threatened by the flames. 

And how about a couple of videos. The first, of a DC-10 tanker making a drop on the Station Fire, as captured by Fireground Action Photography, will get the adrenaline flowing. The second is a more tranquil view of 100,000 acres going up in flames, time-lapsed, with a Brian Eno soundtrack. Watch:

 

Email Newsletter

The West in your Inbox

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Follow our RSS feeds!
  1. Rancher vs BLM: a 20-year standoff ends with tense roundup |
  2. Photos of a standoff | Armed militia members join a Nevada rancher to pro...
  3. The energy haves and have-nots | Will rooftop solar owners get off the grid — and...
  4. Why homes are lost to wildfire | This Forest Service expert says it's as much a soc...
  5. The future of the Sacramento Delta hangs in the balance | But few Californians seem to grasp what is at stak...
  1. Why homes are lost to wildfire | This Forest Service expert says it's as much a soc...
  2. Photos of a standoff | Armed militia members join a Nevada rancher to pro...
  3. The energy haves and have-nots | Will rooftop solar owners get off the grid — and...
  4. Will the Colorado River reach the Gulf of California once more? | Photographs of last month's historic water pulses....
  5. Locals resist a Bakkenization of the Beartooths | South-central Montanans oppose new drilling, forew...
More from Flora & Fauna
My chickens lay their own Easter eggs
Backpacking with monster skeeters An Alaska encounter with the fiercest of the 176 mosquito species that roam the U.S.
Best place to see a crowd of grizzlies A few tourists get close to amazing numbers of bears catching salmon at Alaska's McNeil River Falls.
All Flora & Fauna
 
© 2014 High Country News, all rights reserved. | privacy policy | terms of use | powered by Plone