Thursday, January 29, 2009

What No One Wants To See In The Sky...


Today's sky watch Friday post comes from just North of Jackson Hole. I would like to tell you just where I was but since this was the first time I had ever been back this road I really don't know. We were in the Tetons for the rut last year and this prescribed burn had been going on for a couple of days, like all firemen it got the best of us and we had to take a drive to the area to check it out.

Prescribed burns are done for numerous reasons, sometimes to remove vegetation from areas in case a real fire breaks out. Other times to create a mosaic of burned fuels, resulting in a diverse wildlife habitat and vigorous plant regrowth. I do not know the reason for this one.

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's back in the Lavender Hills, N of the Gros Ventre Rd. Purpose = improve habitat for Big Horn Sheep.

VALKYRIEN said...

Nice shot! Looks dramatic! A relief to read it was a prescribed burn!

angela said...

I thought for a moment it was a forest fire out of control....I'm glad it wasn't. It's putting lots of smoke into the sky though.

imac said...

Great capture Brad, I thought it was an uncontrolled fire.

Ida said...

Dramatic.
Great shot, though.
The landscape is beautiful colored.

Babooshka said...

A relief to read the outcome and a beautiful capture.

Photo Cache said...

Holy smokes, I thought you did not play this week. I always expected your name to be in the first 10 or something.


This is an amazing snap, as always.

Leedra said...

Amazing photo, even if controlled I would think it can get scary sometimes.

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Ken Conger Photography said...

Often folks see these fires and don't understand that some are created intentionally and for positive purposes. Your post informs folks. Good stuff. Blue Skies.

Cam said...

A nice and dramatic Skywatch photo!

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Great capture of the event - glad to know the fire was intentional.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Informative. The shot is both dramatic and beautiful.

"Ice Pony Girl" said...

Very powerful shot!