Photo of the Day

October 14, 2017

Hell on Earth

The Eagle Creek fire was allegedly started by teenagers throwing lit fireworks into a dry valley. After a month of constant burning, the fire has destroyed more than 76 square miles of land in the state of Washington, and is still only 46% contained. Your Shot photographer Dylan Taylor captured the destruction outside of Moffetts Hot Springs. The Columbia River Gorge, he says, is now like "a scene out of the apocalypse." This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Dylan Taylor, National Geographic Your Shot

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