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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Fiery Wells

Oil wells in Venezuela have big tall towers with eternal flames that burn the gases produced by oil extraction. These controlled fires are so common that they light up the sky lighting the clouds changing the scene completely.

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Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Caracas, Venezuela
Copyright: © Santiago Borja