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Posted by
Rebecca (Oregon, United States) on 7 September 2017 in Landscape & Rural.

As some of you may know the Columbia River Gorge is on fire. A fire that is man made and started by some teenagers throwing firecrackers. Some of the most beautiful parts of the Gorge have burned. We won't know how badly until the fires are out and spring comes. This was taken a couple of years ago near the site where the fire originated on the Eagle Creek Trail. I suspect that this will be one of the worst affected areas. Such a shame to loose such beauty but hopefully it will come back even better than before.

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Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

A nice tribute for the loss of such beautiful places.

7 Sep 2017 7:18am

@Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia): Thank you.

Gérard from Allauch, France

The man destroys the earth; we have the same problem of forest fires with us in Provence

7 Sep 2017 8:46am

@Gérard: It is bad everywhere. The climate is changing. Sorry you are having problems as well.

Anita B. from Bretagne, France

It is very sad that all this magnificent nature disappears because of the stupidity of men. In any case, this image is sumptuous!

7 Sep 2017 10:21am

@Anita B.: It is. Thank you.

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Superb shot. 5*

7 Sep 2017 10:54am

@beach: Thank you.

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

beau

7 Sep 2017 3:14pm

@Existence Artistique: Thank you.

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

A magnificent and beautiful place. No doubt it will recover although it will take some time. Here in Australia we have seen a lot of damage done by bushfires but nature re-grows and comes back even stronger and better.

8 Sep 2017 2:33am

@Darkelf Photography: Yes, it will recover as will the hundreds of thousands of acres that have burned and are burning all over the west this year. Over a million acres in Oregon, Washington, and Montana so far. Not including the fires in California. Loss of life, livestock, wildlife, national monuments and livelihood, much of that can never be replaced. It has been a sad summer.

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Beautiful angle of view, light and colors !

8 Sep 2017 7:26am

@Anna Cherer: Thank you.