18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Devil

A devastating fire rolled through our little rural town, and stormed up our own backyard. As a firefighter, my husband stayed to fight the fire to try to save our house and our neighborhood. I took this photo off our back deck. With all the fires in CA, we feel a much different sense of understanding and compassion for those going through the terrible experience having now been through it ourselves.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Happy Jack, Arizona, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Kathy Ritter