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    Squad Boss Connor MacPhee moves up and down the fire line checking in with members of our crew. We were holding line on the Delta Fire, which involves spreading personnel along the fire line to monitor for potential line-compromising activity. This could include burning trees falling across the line, or embers carrying across in convective winds and starting spot fires. Oftentimes we hold line during back burns, however here we met the fire as it naturally carried along the control line's edge.
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    From Your Shot photographer Michelle Zheng: "Dangerous scene but a wonderful capture Eli. I have admiration for the work firefighters to protect people and nature alike. It's not easy to capture a moment like this when you are concentrating on doing the job. The composition is wonderful and the vivid orange flames and the heat glowing in the frame is amazing to see! The lone fireman in the frame looking away adds to the reality of the situation."

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Sep 10, 2018
    Date Uploaded: Oct 9, 2018
    Location: Delta, California, United States
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D600
    Focal Length: 50 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/50 sec
    Aperture: f/2.2
    ISO: 2500
    Copyright: © Eli Espinoza Goodman
    Categories: Adventure, Nature, People
    Assignments: My Best Photos of 2018, Beauty & Awe, Close Encounters