Looking into the eye of the fire:
Some astonishing footage has been captured within two prescribed burns by the Conservation Foundation’s Franklin Parker Preserve in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, New Jersey, US. The videos provide a good demonstration of the difference between a high-intensity crown fire, and a low-intensity ground-fire. Filmed using a 360° camera encased in “a water-cooled glass enclosure” you are able to drag the footage around to see a full view of the fire and how it moves through the forest. Click here to read more about the project and here to learn more about the technology involved.
Watch the crown fire here
Watch the low-intensity fire here