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Controlled land management burn. Smoke rising from a controlled fire that was started as part of management of the land. This area is mostly marsh and swamp, with pine trees. The fire is part of management of the area's key role as a watershed, filtering water for the surrounding bays and their ecosystems. Photographed on 14 March 2017, at Garcon Point, near Pensacola, Florida, USA.
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