The burning of The Man's effigy at the end of the week-long festival.
As soon as the last burning beam collapsed, a crowd of thousands runs toward the fire and around it in celebration.
I managed to be one of the first ones near the fire (after zig-zagging between a few crowd-controlling Black Rock Rangers - sorry guys!), so i was able to get a few cool photos of the running melee.
Photo taken at the Burning Man 2013 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).
Burning Man Festival
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.
Burning Man 2013 photos by Tristan Savatier (email me!)
For information on this festival and to see my photos from other years, click here.