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Photographs from the 2023 Environmental Photographer of the Year competition.

A helicopter from the San Xoán forest fire reinforcement brigade was deployed to drop water in the town of Moreiras in Ourense province in July 2022. Every year, forest fires pose a threat to natural heritage and people in Galicia, particularly in the province of Ourense. In 2022, government data showed that over 51,000 hectares (126,024 acres) were burned in Galicia, which accounted for 19% of the total hectares burned in Spain.

Source: theguardian.com