Forest Fires in Shimla, Solan, Dagshai

Photography of Forest Fires in the Himalayas

Photos by Anoop Negi – Live from the Jump Seat

 

The months of May and June are the peak of summer in India. The Himalayas provide a weekend or more of succour and relief from the heat and dust of the plains.

This summer even the Himalayas are burning hot. Red hot. Flash fires are sprouting everywhere. Specially the forests in the lower reaches where pine trees are in abundance.

This is a collection of photos taken in the last 7 days.

Forest Fire Shimla
Forest Fire Shimla Hills Himalayas India by Anoop Negi Photography

 

 

 

Summers in India are a veritable treat

For the senses.

The skin tingles with perspiration.

The nose bristles with irritation

The dust swirls around everywhere.

The eyes smart and tear with ease

The sheer heat hits you –

Like an apocalyptic hammer.

The mouth dry, dusty and buggered

The crotch always on fire.

Sweaty, clammy and totally dirty

Living life in India is never pretty

Not so in the summer anyway.

Head for the hills

Go, get some fresh air

Look I am not even mentioning about the itinerant power failures, stoppages of water supply, spiralling fuel costs, the dirty businessman and the dirtier politician.

Add all that up and it makes for a  perfect recipe for a living hell on earth.

So you can let the melanosmoes / melanocytes  do their work. Block the hot temperatures, the warm winds and the  zero humidity. Or else do what the old colonial settlers from England and their lackey Maharajas did. Move to the hills every summer.

 

 

 

 

 

Shimla Hills are Burning - More Forest Fires engulf the Himalayas this summer of 2012 by Anoop Negi Photography India
Shimla Hills are Burning – More Forest Fires engulf the Himalayas this summer of 2012 by Anoop Negi Photography India
Forest Fires in Shimla Run Lola Run Through the Hills! by Anoop Negi Photography India
Forest Fires in Shimla Run Lola Run Through the Hills! by Anoop Negi Photography India
Shimla Hills - Kandaghat - Day Time view of a Forest fire taking off in the Himalayas
Shimla Hills – Kandaghat – Day Time view of a Forest fire taking off in the Himalayas
More Fires in the Himalayas - Solan Rajgarh HIlls photo photography Anoop Negi
More Fires in the Himalayas – Solan Rajgarh HIlls photo photography Anoop Negi
A Pine Tree - Snapped in Half and the other Singed by the fire - More Fires in the Himalayas - Dagshai HIlls photo photography Anoop Negi
A Pine Tree – Snapped in Half and the other Singed by the fire – More Fires in the Himalayas – Dagshai HIlls photo photography Anoop Negi
A Pine Tree - Singed by the fire - More Fires in the Himalayas - Dagshai HIlls photo photography Anoop Negi
A Pine Tree – Singed by the fire – More Fires in the Himalayas – Dagshai HIlls photo photography Anoop Negi
The Cry of the Burnt Pine Tree -
The Cry of the Burnt Pine Tree – Fire in the HIlls and the damage it causes to the trees.
A Cactus Plant - It once was - now totally destroyed in the fire ravaged hillside - More Fires in the Himalayas - Dagshai HIlls photo photography Anoop Negi
A Cactus Plant – It once was – now totally destroyed in the fire ravaged hillside – More Fires in the Himalayas – Dagshai HIlls photo photography Anoop Negi
A Cactus Plant manages to survive the onslaught of the fire but another one standstotally destroyed in the fire ravaged hillside - More Fires in the Himalayas - Dagshai HIlls photo photography Anoop Negi
A Cactus Plant manages to survive the onslaught of the fire but another one standstotally destroyed in the fire ravaged hillside – More Fires in the Himalayas – Dagshai HIlls photo photography Anoop Negi
A Young Pine Tree stands tall and green in the midst of the fire ravaged hillside - More Fires in the Himalayas - Dagshai HIlls photo photography Anoop Negi
A Young Pine Tree stands tall and green in the midst of the fire ravaged hillside – More Fires in the Himalayas – Dagshai HIlls photo photography Anoop Negi
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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Terrifying, but terrific photos.

    1. ezee123 says:

      Thanks for liking the photos.

  2. marviiilous says:

    Hope no victims from the fire.

    1. ezee123 says:

      Not much attrition in terms of human beings and wild life.. The micro flora and fauna would have suffered surely

  3. apple14 says:

    C’est terrifiant, une magnifique photo, j’adore !

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    1. ezee123 says:

      Thank you for your wonderful feedback

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