Summer-time wildfires are a fact of life in the dry climates of the Rocky Mountain state.
However, the conditions in Colorado this summer have brought record breaking wildfires. There are currently three major fires burning at once. The High Park, Waldo Canyon and Flagstaff fires have consumed, by some estimates, over 100,000 acres and close to 600 homes. Devastating.
The photography coming out of Colorado is powerful. From the captured emotions of people watching their homes burn, to tired fire-fighters, to apocalyptic-like skies – it is reminiscent of a war zone. The photography is honest and eery. Click through some of the tabs above to view some of the photos that I’ve curated from the hundreds floating around on the internet.
Our thoughts go out to the people of Colorado, especially the Colorado Springs and Fort Collins area who have lost homes in these fires. For more information on how to help those effected click HERE