Flames and Fury


Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg

Tom Houghton (Media editor)

Despite the abundance of incredible photography that has crossed my desk this year, I struggle to think of a moment more moving than the one captured by Bloomberg photographer Konstantinos Tsakalidis on the island of Evia, Greece. This woman’s anguish as the raging wildfire draws closer to her house is heartbreaking. The colour and composition reminds me of the painting The Scream by Edvard Munch. No matter how many times I look at it, it remains both beautiful and upsetting.

This was excerpted from “The Best Science Images of 2021”

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