Spring Burn

North of Kahola Reservoir, Chase County, Kansas – Dan Bacon seeds a controlled burn of prairie grass as a water truck, off camera to the left (image below), prevents it from spreading into populated areas. The seasonal burns are an important part of maintaining tallgrass prairies. For more information, check this article on the Kansas School Naturalist (ESU) web site.

Water truck controlling a prairie burn




  1. gavin hart

    Good action on the prairie here. The man is well silhouetted against the flames. I like the blurring effect by the heat and smoke on the background trees.

  2. grant

    again, very fine image