Photo of the Day

February 1, 2018

Fight Fire With Fire

Four members of the Wyoming Hotshots crew use a controlled burn, called backfiring, to fight a wildfire in Custer, South Dakota. With a controlled burn, firefighters can burn up vegetation and fuel in the path of the main wildfire, slowing down its momentum. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at natgeo.com/yourshot for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Kyle Miller, National Geographic Your Shot

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