It’s been a tough year for forest fires up and down the West Coast of North America. Fortunately, there are wildfire professionals willing to risk their lives to battle the blazes. And, also fortunately, some of them bring along a camera.

Because, let’s admit it — forest fires are visually epic.

Here are some of the best Instagram feeds featuring firefighters doing their work:

@firefighters_daily

@wildlandfirephotos

Minnehaha Fire '14 @shawnjohn7 #wildlandfire #wildlandfirefighter #minnehahafire

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Bastrop Fire, TX. Awesome pic! @shawnjohn7 #wildlandfire #wildlandfirefighter #texas

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Badass pic sent in by @shawnjohn7 #wildlandfire #wildlandfirefighter #driptorch

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@nevadacountyfirejoa

Tanker 88 makes a retardant drop on the #LowellFire yesterday. @calfire

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@wildlandfirefighting

Route complex aug 2015 ™@rbarney1080

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The man doesn't make the journey, the journey makes the man. ™@twerchau

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Photo of a column starting to build on a fire in Northern Utah a few years back. ™@viewsfromwork

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@bart_dorman

#kelley #fire seen from #fairfield #id #kelleyfire #idaho #wildfire #smoke #smokecolumn #ripper #gonnabehereawhile

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