16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Watching the fire from the ashes of an old one.

I took the picture from Mesa Verde NP in Colorado. I wanted to relate the new fire to an old one, being surrounded by burned out trees while watching the smoke rise over the mountains. This was, of course, one of many fires raging across the US in the summer of 2018.

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Date Taken: 06.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: Colorado, United States of America
Copyright: © Jason Clendenen