California wildfires

I found these pictures on the U.S. Geological Survey website.
The pictures were acquired using a "camera trap," a camera wired with motion sensors to automatically take photos when the sensors detect movement in the camera's field of view. Camera traps are widely used in carnivore research because they help document the behavior and distribution of these more elusive, often-nocturnal animals. This camera somehow survived the fire.

At 4:50 a.m. PST on Oct. 22, 2007, a coyote runs into the wash fleeing from the fires.

U.S. Geological Survey

At 9:00 a.m. PST on Oct. 22, 2007 the whole world bursts into flames.
U.S. Geological Survey

The next photo on the camera at 11:12 p.m. PST on Oct. 23, 2007, shows a coyote walking out of the wash at night, a day and a half after the fire, heading back in the direction from which the coyote was running on the early morning of Oct. 22, 2007.
U.S. Geological Survey

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