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In between races, we took some time to browse our hard drives and look at photos taken throughout the year. We’ll highlight each shot in a daily post, with the image sized to fit your computer screen or smartphone and described with a small backstory…

I chose today’s Photo of the Day because I—like just about everyone else—am getting excited for the pyrotechnics to kick off the start of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross Series in about a month’s time…and maybe slightly because I can’t help but wonder how toasty “lighting the candles” gets for the main event winners—the dude looks like his backside is literally on fire. Ryne Swanberg captured this moment earlier in the year as Jason Anderson began 2016 with a bang and took the first 450 main event win of the season at Anaheim I.

Photographer | Ryne Swanberg
Camera | Nikon D4
Lens | Nikon Nikkor 300mm F/2.8G ED VR II
Shutter Speed | 1/1600
Aperture | f/3.5
ISO | 3200