guarding the fire line - burning man 2012

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guarding the fire line - burning man 2012

Black Rock Rangers cannot contain the crowd for long once the structure has collapsed.­

Like a few others, I jumped their line to be among the first near the fire.­ It was very, very hot.­

A few firefighters in Fire Proximity Suits try to keep people off the very hot danger zone.­

Photo taken at the Burning Man 2012 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).­

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September 1, 2012
Unnamed Rd, Black Rock City, NV, USA
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Burning Man Festival

Photos per year: 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1998.

Burning Man is yearly gathering of about 70,000 people, many from the San Francisco Bay Area, celebrating love, life, passion and art during one week in a desolated desert in Nevada.­

The event takes place each last week of august in an immense dry lakebed called Black Rock Desert.­ A temporary city is built where about everything is permitted except violence, money and commerce.­

The culmination of the event is the burning of a large human-shape figure in a giant bonfire, hence the name (Burning Man).­ The city disappears completely at the end of the week, leaving no trace.­

If this sounds interesting, check out the official Burning Man website at www.­burningman.­org.

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Burning Man 2012 photos by Tristan Savatier (email me!)

For information on this festival and to see my photos from other years, click here.