15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Tree Branch Flame

I was up in Polipoli with out church youth group and we needed a fire to cook some food. Everyone gathered a whole load of sticks, we doused them with lighter fluid, and away they burnt. I noticed that this little branch was not on fire from the inside out, but from the outside in. The lighting for the background was perfect because it was at the golden hour of the evening, and the wisp of the flame made for a very cool frame.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Olinda, Hawaii, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Riley Folsom