This photograph illustrates the intensity of the fire as it races through the tall dry grass. The rising heat waves impart a watercolor effect to this photograph.
The fire burns out quickly leaving behind a seemingly charred waste land
Upon closer examination the new grass sprouts only have their tips scorched.
Moments after the fire passed I placed my hand on the ground and found it cool to the touch. Within days the entire field will be covered with lush new growth, providing food to a variety of wildlife.