The Your Shot community has uploaded nearly 10 million images! We are away from that milestone.
arrow-downarrow-leftarrow-rightarrow-upchevron-upchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-upclosecomment-newemail-newgallerygridheadphones-newheart-filledheart-openmap-geolocatormap-pushpinArtboard 1Artboard 1Artboard 1minusng-borderpauseplayplusreplayscreenArtboard 1sharefacebookgithubArtboard 1Artboard 1linkedinlinkedin_inpinterestpinterest_psnapchatsnapchat_2tumblrtwittervimeovinewhatsappspeakerstar-filledstar-openzoom-in-newzoom-out-new
Edit Photo Details
Photograph by
    • 0
    • 1

    Reported by:

    Threshold of Destruction, a forest guard inspects his duty area overcoming all hardships. The forest officials of Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park, Assam, India, routinely set the dry grass on fire at the outset of Spring. This makes way for new green grass to spurt in its growth, though thousands of insects and juvenile birds die in the process. This process is a key method in the grassland management in Indian forests.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 4
    Lighting 2
    Creativity 1
    Story 4

    Thanks for your detailed caption explaining exactly what I am looking at. Now I better understand why this guard is walking so calmly towards the fire. I love how wide you made this frame, because I am fascinated in this routine brush fire. The reason makes sense, it just seems so dangerous. Thanks for sharing Nejib.

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Mar 9, 2018
    Date Uploaded: Mar 15, 2018
    Location: Barchola, Assam, India
    Camera: Canon EOS 1300D
    Focal Length: 55 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec
    Aperture: f/7.1
    ISO: 100
    Copyright: © Nejib Ahmed
    Categories: Landscapes, Nature, People
    Assignments: Take a Walk, Go Beyond, While on a Walk..., Visualizing Your Identity