A surreal series by photographer Jeremy Koreski (previously featured here). Finding himself in the Caribou region near 100 Mile House just after the devastating forest fires in British Columbia in 2017, Koreski felt drawn to capture the blackened woods of Elephant Hill. While attempting to find some semblance of regrowth, what he found instead was a Mordor-esque landscape filled with nothing but “the stagnant smell of dead animals” and “the haunting call of a raven.” As Korseki states:
“I had an image in mind of a white horse standing in this inhospitable landscape, so I managed to convince a rancher to walk her horse out into the burn. I don’t know what I expected, but the horse did not like being there, and soon bolted. I felt equally spooked, but when I spotted the bears, I knew I had to try and get closer. As we approached, the only perceptible sound became the crunching of bones as the bears feasted on the fire-broiled flesh of the animals. This was the most haunting experience I’ve ever had with a camera in hand, and I’ve had a few.”
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