Edition:
United Kingdom
Pictures | Fri Aug 28, 2020 | 3:06pm BST

Amazon again under threat from fires

A tract of the Amazon jungle is seen burning as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Humaita, Amazonas State, August 26. Fires in the Brazilian Amazon have surged so far in August, outstripping the same period of 2019 and renewing concerns about the forest's destruction.   


REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino  

A tract of the Amazon jungle is seen burning as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Humaita, Amazonas State, August 26. Fires in the Brazilian Amazon have surged so far in August, outstripping the same period of 2019 and renewing concerns about...more

A tract of the Amazon jungle is seen burning as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Humaita, Amazonas State, August 26. Fires in the Brazilian Amazon have surged so far in August, outstripping the same period of 2019 and renewing concerns about the forest's destruction. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino  
Close
1 / 29
Smoke billows from a fire in an area of the Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 26. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Smoke billows from a fire in an area of the Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 26. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Smoke billows from a fire in an area of the Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 26. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
2 / 29
A tract of the Amazon jungle is seen burning near Ouro Preto, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 20. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle is seen burning near Ouro Preto, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 20. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle is seen burning near Ouro Preto, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 20. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
3 / 29
A tract of the Amazon jungle is seen burning near Ouro Preto, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 20. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle is seen burning near Ouro Preto, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 20. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle is seen burning near Ouro Preto, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 20. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
4 / 29
A tract of the Amazon jungle is seen burning near Ouro Preto, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 20. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle is seen burning near Ouro Preto, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 20. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle is seen burning near Ouro Preto, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 20. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
5 / 29
A tract of the Amazon jungle is seen burning near Ouro Preto, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 20. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle is seen burning near Ouro Preto, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 20. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle is seen burning near Ouro Preto, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 20. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
6 / 29
A firefighter monitors a spot fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest, near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil August 16, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A firefighter monitors a spot fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest, near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil August 16, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A firefighter monitors a spot fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest, near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil August 16, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
7 / 29
A bird flies over a tract of the Amazon jungle after it burned as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A bird flies over a tract of the Amazon jungle after it burned as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A bird flies over a tract of the Amazon jungle after it burned as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
8 / 29
Miraceli de Oliveira reacts as the fire approaches their house in an area of the Amazon rainforest, near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil August 16, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Miraceli de Oliveira reacts as the fire approaches their house in an area of the Amazon rainforest, near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil August 16, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Miraceli de Oliveira reacts as the fire approaches their house in an area of the Amazon rainforest, near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil August 16, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
9 / 29
A tree is seen burning while a fire burns as back burning used to create a firebreak to stop the progress of a fire at a tract of the Amazon jungle in Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tree is seen burning while a fire burns as back burning used to create a firebreak to stop the progress of a fire at a tract of the Amazon jungle in Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tree is seen burning while a fire burns as back burning used to create a firebreak to stop the progress of a fire at a tract of the Amazon jungle in Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
10 / 29
Pieces of a dead tree are seen in an area of the Amazon jungle cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Pieces of a dead tree are seen in an area of the Amazon jungle cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Pieces of a dead tree are seen in an area of the Amazon jungle cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
11 / 29
Smoke billows from a fire in an area of the Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Smoke billows from a fire in an area of the Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Smoke billows from a fire in an area of the Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
12 / 29
A Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) fire brigade member drinks water after attempting to control a fire in a tract of the Amazon jungle near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) fire brigade member drinks water after attempting to control a fire in a tract of the Amazon jungle near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei...more

A Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) fire brigade member drinks water after attempting to control a fire in a tract of the Amazon jungle near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
13 / 29
An aerial view shows cattle on a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

An aerial view shows cattle on a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

An aerial view shows cattle on a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
14 / 29
A Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) fire brigade member attempts to control a fire in a tract of the Amazon jungle in Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 11. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino  

A Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) fire brigade member attempts to control a fire in a tract of the Amazon jungle in Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 11. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino  

A Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) fire brigade member attempts to control a fire in a tract of the Amazon jungle in Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 11. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino  
Close
15 / 29
Smoke billows from a fire in an area of the Amazon jungle which burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 12. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Smoke billows from a fire in an area of the Amazon jungle which burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 12. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Smoke billows from a fire in an area of the Amazon jungle which burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 12. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
16 / 29
A man lights a fire to create a firebreak to stop the progress of a fire started by farmers clearing a tract of the Amazon jungle in Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 11.  
 REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A man lights a fire to create a firebreak to stop the progress of a fire started by farmers clearing a tract of the Amazon jungle in Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 11. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A man lights a fire to create a firebreak to stop the progress of a fire started by farmers clearing a tract of the Amazon jungle in Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 11. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
17 / 29
A Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) fire brigade member holds a dead anteater while attempting to control hot points in a tract of the Amazon jungle near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 11.  

REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) fire brigade member holds a dead anteater while attempting to control hot points in a tract of the Amazon jungle near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 11. ...more

A Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) fire brigade member holds a dead anteater while attempting to control hot points in a tract of the Amazon jungle near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 11. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
18 / 29
The sun sets behind a tree as a tract of the Amazon jungle burns near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 10.

REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

The sun sets behind a tree as a tract of the Amazon jungle burns near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 10. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

The sun sets behind a tree as a tract of the Amazon jungle burns near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 10. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
19 / 29
General view of a tract of the Amazon jungle which burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

General view of a tract of the Amazon jungle which burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

General view of a tract of the Amazon jungle which burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
20 / 29
A tree burns while Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) fire brigade members attempt to control hot points in a tract of the Amazon jungle near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tree burns while Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) fire brigade members attempt to control hot points in a tract of the Amazon jungle near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei...more

A tree burns while Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) fire brigade members attempt to control hot points in a tract of the Amazon jungle near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
21 / 29
Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) fire brigade members walk in a burned area as they try to control hot points in a tract of the Amazon jungle near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) fire brigade members walk in a burned area as they try to control hot points in a tract of the Amazon jungle near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil August 11, 2020....more

Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) fire brigade members walk in a burned area as they try to control hot points in a tract of the Amazon jungle near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
22 / 29
A Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) fire brigade member holds a dead snake during an attempt to control hot points in a tract of the Amazon jungle near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) fire brigade member holds a dead snake during an attempt to control hot points in a tract of the Amazon jungle near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil August 11, 2020....more

A Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) fire brigade member holds a dead snake during an attempt to control hot points in a tract of the Amazon jungle near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
23 / 29
A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 8.   REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 8. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 8. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
24 / 29
A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 6. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 6. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 6. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
25 / 29
A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 9. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 9. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 9. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
26 / 29
A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 8. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino  

A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 8. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino  

A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 8. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino  
Close
27 / 29
A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 8.   REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 8. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 8. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
28 / 29
A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 8. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 8. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 8. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
29 / 29

Next Slideshows

Protests in Washington as Trump accepts Republican nomination

Anti-Trump demonstrators gather in Washington as Donald Trump accepts the Republican nomination for a second term.

28 Aug 2020

Hurricane Laura slams Gulf Coast

Hurricane Laura made landfall in southwestern Louisiana as one of the most powerful storms to hit the state, killing four people but inflicting less damage than...

28 Aug 2020

Beirut volunteers steer relief effort

In one of the areas worst affected by the Beirut blast, volunteers loaded boxes containing food and sanitary items into cars ready to distribute to those in...

27 Aug 2020

Tropical Storm Laura pummels Haiti

(Warning: graphic content) At least 21 people were killed and 198 families were left homeless, as flash flooding from Tropical Storm Laura turned...

26 Aug 2020

MORE IN PICTURES

Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose at Supreme Court

Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose at Supreme Court

Mourners quietly filed past the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's flag-draped coffin outside the white marble court building as the United States began three days of tributes to the liberal icon.

Top Photos of the Day

Top Photos of the Day

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Protests in Louisville after Breonna Taylor ruling

Protests in Louisville after Breonna Taylor ruling

Two police officers were shot and wounded in Louisville, Kentucky, during protests after a grand jury ruling decried by civil rights activists as a miscarriage of justice in the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor in March.

Top Photos of the Day

Top Photos of the Day

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Trump supporters, many maskless, jam campaign rallies

Trump supporters, many maskless, jam campaign rallies

Large crowds, some wearing masks and some not, cheer on President Trump at his campaign rallies.

Best of Milan Fashion Week

Best of Milan Fashion Week

Backstage and collection highlights from Milan.

Photos of the week

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Essential workers in the nation's capital share their coronavirus anxieties

Essential workers in the nation's capital share their coronavirus anxieties

Healthcare professionals, grocery store clerks, truck drivers, cleaners and postal workers in the Washington area share their thoughts on working in a pandemic.

Kenya's Maasai gather for ceremony to turn warriors into elders

Kenya's Maasai gather for ceremony to turn warriors into elders

Around 15,000 men congregated to feast on an estimated 3,000 bulls and 30,000 goats and sheep, in a once-in-a-decade ceremony that transforms them from Moran (warriors) to Mzee (elders).

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast