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    West "pampeanos" small farmers make a burning pastures intentionally to mitigate the impact of natural (out of control) fires of the summer season, in a region urgeed by drought and extreme temperatures. Arbol Solo, La Pampa province, Argentina.
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    I agree with Your Shot photographer George T. Probst: "Love how you composed this. It looks like two different worlds." I love the lone farmer standing in the smoke-filled side. I wanted to know more, so I did some research: the USDA writes, "Controlled burning is any fire intentionally ignited to meet specific land management objectives, such as to reduce flammable fuels, restore ecosystem health, recycle nutrients, or prepare an area for new trees or vegetation." Fascinating.

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
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    Date Uploaded: May 31, 2016
    Location: Santa Isabel, La Pampa, Argentina
    Copyright: © Andres Perez Moreno
    Categories: Landscapes, People, Places
    Assignments: Sustainability