Burned Landscape by Brais Lorenzo Couto
Between 2012 and 2022 the number of large wildfires in Spain, where 500 hectares or more have been burned, has increased by more than 10 percent compared to the previous decade. Devouring everything in their path, these are extreme events that are impossible for firefighting teams to deal with. The scientific community links them directly to climate change and qualifies them as sixth generation fires. The risk is great, with catastrophic damage to the landscape, the economy and the lives of the population. This series of aerial images shows the consequences of the forest fires in Spain in the summer of 2022.