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A military helicopter dampening down the hotspots after a massive forest fire on the hills between Cala Llonga and Roca Llisa on the beautiful East Coast of the island of Ibiza. The fire which broke out at around 8pm on Sunday 18th September 2011 destroyed approximately 150 hectares of forest before being brought under control.

Ibiza is one of the Spanish Balearic Islands situated off the coast of Spain in the Western Mediterranean.

Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: Tamron AF 70-300mm Di
Handheld

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Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 4.1.1.

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  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 3 years ago

    awesome capture, I accepted to the group TREES, BEAUTIFUL TREES, but in the future, according the rules nothing man made should be submitted ( I will do some exceptions for images like this, since it relation between trees and plain)

  • Thank you so much Luda, the fire the previous night was spectacular and only about 1 mile away from our appartment. Such a shame to see so many beautiful trees destroyed, but the firefighters did an amazing job of bringing it under control …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 3 years ago

    Hot stuff Tom! Water’ver yuo do don’t forget the sausages! Sizzle time! Quality action shot from our man on the spot :o)

  • Cheers my friend, the fire was spectacular, I will share some shots soon …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 3 years ago

    Awesome capture, Tom! Sorry about the fire!

  • Thank you dear Barbara, it was really close to us but luckily, no one was hurt …

    – Tom Gomez

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 3 years ago

    A great action shot, but such a pity at the devastation

  • Thank you so much Mik, one house was destroyed and four more were damaged, but thankfully, no one was killed …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 3 years ago

    A wonderful piece of photojournalism dear Tom.A fave i think.x

  • Thank you dear Catherine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 3 years ago

    Great work Tom.

  • Very much appreciated Julie …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 3 years ago

    Incredible capture!

  • Thank you kindly dear Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 3 years ago

    stunning capture

  • Very much appreciated Antanas …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 3 years ago

    Marvellous capture, Tom. x

  • Thank you kindly Agnes …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Great capture Tom !
    It must have been quite frightening being so close !

  • Thank you Trish, it felt like we were way too close …

    – Tom Gomez

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