Burnt Trees at SunsetThis photo shows an area of burned trees…

Burnt Trees at Sunset

This photo shows an area of burned trees within Yellowstone National Park. These trees are mostly still standing, so the fire was recent, one of the ones within the park boundaries over the past few years.

Fires are still managed in National Parks to keep them from burning out of control, but they are also necessary to clear dried material out of the park and allow for new plants to germinate and grow.

The moon is…kind of a nice touch.


Image credit: Chaoying Zhao, shared by the National Geographic Society