"The Last Stand" (Griffith Peak before the flames) (19 images)

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In June 2013, the artist trekked to the 11,000' high Griffith Peak in the Spring Mountain range of southern Nevada to photograph the bristlecone pine groves and flowered meadows near the peak of this sky island in the desert. His timing was crucial. Only hours after returning from his two day expedition, a lightning strike ignited a fire that would rage for several weeks, burning many square miles of forest. This collection of images is selected to represent the last known landscape...
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