BY MARGARET MAGNUS
In the efforts to fully record the damage from the December 2017 Thomas Fire, Meher Mount worked with drone photographer Russell Latimer of Eye of Mine Action Cameras.
At the time, it seemed like a slight extravagance. Then again, the fire had stripped the landscape, and it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to capture not only the damage, but also the stark beauty of the landscape.
Once we realized how quickly life returns after a fire, the team was glad that Meher Mount had taken advantage of the opportunity to record the immediate aftermath of the fire.
The following is a 34-minute, unedited video of the drone footage covering different parts of the top of the mountain at Meher Mount. The white ash looks as if it recently snowed in the area.