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Veld Fire, South Africa

By AnnJ
This was a rather dramatic veld fire which threatened to get totally out of control. Firefighters used both fire engines as well as helicopters which scooped up water from a nearby dam in an effort to quell the flames.

Many thanks to all who commented/voted for my recent "Fishing Gannets" photo and especially to Niknut for his UA...was so thrilled!

Tags: Action Fire General South africa Landscape and travel

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debu 8 India
31 Oct 2012 12:17AM
Superbly captured.

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
31 Oct 2012 4:17AM
Excellent ! You have captured the drama and atmosphere well Smile Our mountains and forests burned down some months ago, so I can relate well to this pic Smile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 7:47AM
Great drama Very well captured Ann. You seem incredibly close to this fire.
A good grab shot, very newsy, we get heather fires like this in Scotland, they move with incredible speed.

31 Oct 2012 8:18AM
A very well captured reportage shot Ann. Lots of drama going on
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
31 Oct 2012 9:03AM
A great capture,I bet you felt the heat with you standing so close to the fireSmile
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
31 Oct 2012 9:04AM
A dramatic piece of photo-journalism.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 9:33AM
this really is wonderful reportage photography
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
31 Oct 2012 6:39PM
Thanks for all your encouraging comments/votes. For those who were worried that I was very close to the fire, the wind had changed and it was blowing aaway from me ! In such a rural situation the methods of fire fighting might seem primitive to some, but it has to be viewed in a situation where access is difficult and resources are stetched. ann.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
31 Oct 2012 6:47PM
Very good reportage photography, Ann, in that the image allows one to believe one could be standing there actually experiencing this frightening incident.
ZoeKemp 5 31 England
4 Nov 2012 8:47PM
wow that's some smoke. very dramatic capture
Beautiful colors!! Congrats!

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