Vandringar (vandringar) wrote in naturesbeauty,
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Beauty in destruction

I photographed this little forest/chaparral fire in September 2002 a little ways south of San Jose, California. The chaparral environment needs regular fires in order to maintain itself. Many of the plants native to these environments have oils that actually help fire spread, and sprout again from the roots into the enriched, cleared soil. Many seeds also lay dormant until subjected to fire here, as well.

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