MYSTERY RANCH, in partnership with Monster Energy Cares, has launched an incredible new book called MOON DUST – a collection of images shot over a length of 4 years by photographer Robert LeBlanc documenting hotshot firefighters in Montana and California. This book gives an intimate vision of what it’s like battling this unpredictable natural disaster and how these firefighters risk their lives every day.
Nothing compares to being up close to a wildfire.
“I’ve spent a fair amount of time in dodgy situations by virtue of spending my life behind a camera. But there is nothing that compares to being up close to a wildfire. It’s humbling, terrifying and entrancing all at the same time.” – Robert LeBlanc
The August Complex wildfire of 2020, which is currently the largest wildfire in California History, burned throughout the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Mendocino National Forest, and Six Rivers National Forest. The wildfire burned for a total of three months scorching 1,032,648 acres. Rarely do photographers gain intimate access to hotshot crews while on remote wildfires. The images in Moon Dust give an intimate vision of what it’s like battling such an
unpredictable natural disaster and how these firefighters risk their lives every day. 100% of proceeds of book sales will be donated to the Eric Marsh Foundation, U.S. Hotshot Association, and the MYSTERY RANCH Backbone Series Scholarship.
For more information please visit: www.mysteryranch.com/moon-dust-book