This photo is public domain to our best knowledge.
It arrived by email with the following note:
On August 6, one John McColgan, a fire behavior analyst from Alaska, was analyzing the behavior of the fire in the Bitterroot National Forest in Montana, and had his digital camera along. He took the attached striking photograph. Being on salaried time at the time, he couldn't market the picture privately, so he released it to the public domain. John Lankford
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