Moonlit Fire

Category: Nature

 

Photo and caption by Kaylen Tanner

Every year right before the rains miles of tall savanna-dry grass is eaten up by fires in the Southern half of Serengeti National Park down to Lake Victoria. I was pulled out of bed to witness this one, and I am so glad that I thought to grab my camera. Locals were watching to see if the fire would cross the road, in which case it would be unstoppable, racing up into the hills behind us. Thankfully at this point the dry season is too far along and the fire is moving too fast to build up the heat needed to jump the road or damage the beautiful acacia trees that it light up for me.

Location: Mwanza, Tanzania, Lake Victoria

 

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