Firefighter's Remarkable Instagram Shows Us How Intense the Action Is

Gregg Boydston is a US Forest Service “Hotshot,” meaning that he's part of a crew of firefighters that work to contain and extinguish forest fires. You might be able to imagine some of the dangerous and incredible sights that he sees, but if you can't, then he's captured them on his Instagram (@greggboydston).

Boydston's photos give us a firsthand look at what it's like to be near the intense orange flames. We see him and other brave Hotshots taking steps to control the blaze, as well as what the ground looks like after it's gone. The images show the incredible and destructive power of these fires; especially when they're set against the backdrop of beautiful places like Yosemite National Park and the Sierra National Forest.

The fires certainly make Boydston's Instagram account an exciting one, but it's not all he's shot. He also photographs a lot of tranquil, picturesque landscapes that you won't want to miss.

Above: Klamath National Forest

Lolo National Forest

Yellowstone National Park

Sierra National Forest

Klamath National Forest

Yosemite National Park

Klamath National Forest

Yellowstone National Park

San Juan Arizona

Lolo National Forest

Klamath National Forest

Gregg Boydston Instagram
via [Viralnova]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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