Photos taken at the Gladiator fire

Kari Greer is back at it, taking some excellent photos for the U.S. Forest Service. This time she’s at the Gladiator fire in Arizona. Here are some of her recent shots.

May 20 - Firefighters headed to the fireline
May 20 – Firefighters headed to the fireline
May 20 - Airtanker drops retardant
May 20 – Airtanker drops retardant

The K-MAX helicopter, below, with the twin, counter-rotating main rotors, is a strange-looking beast, especially when viewed from below.

K-MAX helicopter, May 19, 2012
K-MAX helicopter, May 19, 2012
May 19 - Fire activity near Crown King
May 19 – Fire activity near Crown King
May 19 - Night operations
May 19 – Night operations

And speaking of photos, check out this unusual photo of four helicopters dropping water at the same time in Australia.