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Days in the Life of a Forest Fire

Videographer Matt Johnson witnessed the three enormous forest fires that made up Colorado's West Fork Complex Wildfire in June. He writes:

I stayed a little ways northeast of Pagosa Springs, which happened to be right in the middle of the three fires.  At any time, there were at least two fires burning within five miles of where I was staying.  I’ve seen videos and photos of wildfires before, but experiencing them in person is completely different.  I have never seen such a powerful event up close like this before, it was truly humbling.

Over the course of the week I shot 21 Timelapses of the raging fire against the backdrop of the beauty of Colorado, and I used all of them to make this video. 

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Annie BRown
Annie BRown

Breathtaking film, thanks for sharing.

Annie BRown
Annie BRown

Breathtaking film, thanks for sharing.