Spectacular Pictures of Forest Fires
Forest fires are spectacular, awesome, dangerous and very frightening say Will and Guy. However, we would like to present this page on our site to record the beauty, the splendour and the sheer terrifying magnificence of this most destructive of occurrences.
This is an amazing photo of the Montana fires. There is an aspect of true art in the natural tragedy of a forest fire.
This spectacular and frightening photograph which has become world renowned was taken by Jon McColgan with a digital camera. John who is a fire behaviour analyst from Alaska took the photo in 2000.
Fire-fighters walk near flames towering from a pipeline explosion at a port in Dalian in northern China's Liaoning province.
Picture of Forest Fire in Northern Ontario, Canada
At one point there were some 400 fires burning and over a thousand people were evacuated from their homes. Dry, hot weather all summer had left the forest like a tinderbox and recent dry thunderstorms easily ignited the available fuels. This amazing photo was taken by George Korounis from an MNR helicopter flying over the scene.
Will and Guy have read that George recorded that, 'The fire was burning so hot that my camera was warm to the touch inside the helicopter. Truly spectacular is an understatement.'
Closer to home for Will and Guy was the Cliff fire in Bournemouth, Hampshire, England, just an hour away from Will's home.
Photo of Forest Fire: Rob Ferns
In July 2010 weeks of hot weather left the shrub land bone dry and fire,
thought to have been caused by a discarded cigarette, raced across the
hillside and threatened
Photo by Raymond Gehman
A wall of flames from a forest fire partially obscures the sun
A spectacular photograph and one in which you can almost touch and feel the heat emanating from the picture.
California, USA Photo: Bryan Quinn
These spectacular images of a forest fire were taken in 2008 are from California when LA Firefighters battled to control the blazes which swept across the state.
The breath-taking power of a forest fire is even more evident at night, when red flames stand out against a dark background. Colours are particularly vibrant in this photograph, taken in the Inyo National Forest, California.
Forest Fire Trivia from Will and Guy
Incredibly, our research has suggested that some people start these fire on purpose. One example of an arsonist with no regard for life was Vicente Sala, a 60 year old electrician and obsessive lottery player from the Balearic island of Formentera.
In July 2010, frustrated at his continuing lack of winnings, he drove his
van, stuffed full of spent lottery tickets, to thick forest land and
allegedly attempted to set them all ablaze.
As the weather finally starts to heat up in the area of Simak in Turkey, hot and dry parts of the country move into their annual state of high alert over forest fires, which generally strike each summer.
Pictures of a Spectacular Forest Fire in Greece 2009
Fires spread through northern suburb of Athens, the Greek capital in the hot summer of 2009. Fanned by gale force winds the fires spread as far north as the towns of Grammatiko and Varnavas, and threatened the famous town of Marathon. The fires further contributed to the deforestation of the mountains around Athens. Three of the four mountains surrounding the capital have already been stripped of their trees by fire Will and Guy have been informed.
Forest Fire Picture At Sunset
Incredible sunsets as a result of the inferno.
Russia Forest Fire August 2010
A devastating forest fire has been raging in Russia during August 2010, in the midst of a heat wave described by experts as the worst in the thousand-year history of the country. Homes has been destroyed, wildlife and farm stock lost and more than 50 people are dead.
Nearly 50,000 people were battling the fires, which were raging dangerously close to Russia's main nuclear research centre in Sarov. There have also been fears that the fires could stir up particles on land in western Russia still contaminated by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Meanwhile a dense blanket of smog has covered all over Moscow.
More Forest Fire Trivia from Will and Guy
Causes of Forest Fires
We do not consider forest fires to be funny; however, these two cartoons made us smile.
Cartoon by Meerasapra
What's All this I Hear About You Burning Bright, in the Forest of the Night?
Funny Forest Fire Picture
Every Little Helps?
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