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Half Dome in Yosemite with wildfires behind
October 30, 2014

Valley Flames

Wildfires rage in a valley behind iconic Half Dome in California’s Yosemite National Park. Judge Helbig captured the photo at 3 a.m. using a one-minute exposure.

This photo was submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest. Enter your best shot by October 31 for a chance to win.

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Photograph by Judge Helbig

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