National Geographic Your Shot

Holding the Tracks | Photograph by Kyle Miller (@wyoming_hotshots)
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“Firefighters work to control the 416 Fire burning on the San Juan National Forest near Durango, Colorado. Pictured here, a member of the Wyoming Hotshots is monitoring the unburned or ‘green’ side of the fireline,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Kyle Miller. “Firefighters often use natural fuel to set back fires, and here the railroad tracks work nicely for them to burn off from. A few people are at the front, while the rest of the crew holds the line, making sure no adverse winds throw hot embers across onto the green side.”

“Kyle, thank you so much for sharing this series. I love learning about the lives and careers of these firefighters. I love how you composed this image, to show the destruction of the fire on the left and contrasting with the lush, untouched green on the right. I’m looking forward to learning more through your story-telling images. Well done.” — @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas (@kemnicholas). Check out our Instagram Story to see more of Kristen’s favorites from last week.

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@justtappit

❤️❤️❤️

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@yohannlc_

Nice ! 😁👍

@vasp_photography

Attractive one!!

@rajsoundarraj22

oh no!! there

@_rishabhpatil_

Did you notice the tricolor, anyone?

@sandy.comstock

@sandragmamawifey Whoa! That’s a really incredible photo. Can’t believe I was so close to this all week

@emawych

So beautiful a place to be burning ! 🔥🔥🔥sending 💦💦💦

@chaleo15

Love your style!

@ladybsr3

Oh wow....freaking awesome shot....!

@anastaciastylezz

Ughhhh makes me so sad

@carterhndrsnphotography

🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

@nidhijaya_varun

👌👏👏👏

@naturemonsterr

Beautiful, frightening, unreal

@lekophoto

Incredible and powerful image! Here in Finland it has been very dry for past month, but luckily today rained. The risk of forest fires were past the scale.

@silviocamposs

Acabei de assistir o filme only the brave que conta a história dos Hotshot. 😢😢

@carben2964

👏👏👍

@hamzahummos

Check my account for dark green pics

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