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The Eagle Creek fire was allegedly started by teenagers throwing lit fireworks into a dry valley. After a month of constant burning, the fire has destroyed more than 76 square miles of land in the state of Washington, and is still only 46% contained. Your Shot photographer Dylan Taylor captured the destruction outside of Moffetts Hot Springs. The Columbia River Gorge, he says, is now like “a scene out of the apocalypse.”

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While visiting family in Victoria, Australia, Your Shot photographer Garry Everett went on an early morning photography excursion, only to find Lake Mulwala covered in fog. Then: “The conditions changed dramatically as the sun broke through and interacted with the fog and clouds to create this wonderful soft light effect,” he remembers. “If you look hard you will also notice a few black swans in the image.”

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