Flint Hills Spring Burn by JC Richardson on Flickr.
FLINT HILLS, KANSAS, USA — Ranchers burn the Flint Hills of Kansas, repeating natures patterns of fire and growth on the prairie. The grasses evolved to encourage the fires that quickly burn off the old, dry growth and allow the new Spring grass to flourish. The burning also battles the incursion of young trees, the natural enemy of the grasses in their fight for territory. Shot from a small plane after sunset I was at the limit of what I could shoot at the time I did this story for National Geographic. You can see more at my web site: www.jimrichardsonphotography.com · #fire #burn #burning #prairie #spring burn #pattern #Jim Richardson #National Geographic #Great Plains #Flint Hills #Kansas #Nikon #D2X #lines #hot #heat #design #graceful #landscape #myposts #mylandscape #scenery #wildlife #wild #wilderness #nature #beautiful

Flint Hills Spring Burn by JC Richardson on Flickr.

FLINT HILLS, KANSAS, USA — Ranchers burn the Flint Hills of Kansas, repeating natures patterns of fire and growth on the prairie. The grasses evolved to encourage the fires that quickly burn off the old, dry growth and allow the new Spring grass to flourish. The burning also battles the incursion of young trees, the natural enemy of the grasses in their fight for territory. Shot from a small plane after sunset I was at the limit of what I could shoot at the time I did this story for National Geographic. You can see more at my web site: www.jimrichardsonphotography.com

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    I apologize, but I just want to see the beautiful destruction in this..
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