Holding the Tracks | Photograph by Kyle Miller (@wyoming_hotshots)
“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.