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a fire performer practicing before her performance at the Lantern Fest in Omaha, Nebraska
October 3, 2015

High Hoops

At the edge of a field full of expectant festivalgoers, a fire performer practices her hoop routine before her performance at the Lantern Fest in Omaha, Nebraska. Calla Kessler, who submitted this photo to the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest, met the performer and her group “by chance” and was intrigued. “After getting to know them a bit,” she writes, “I asked if I could photograph their practice and stayed with them until dark.” This photograph was submitted to the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest. Submit your best photo for a chance to win. Browse galleries of editors’ favorites »
Photograph by Calla Kessler

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