Photo of the Day (5.9.09)

Of all the dance forms, I prefer the kind that is wholly expressive and completely free. Being from Hawaii, I guess it would come as no surprise that fire dancing is one of my favorite spectacles. There’s something both dangerous and totally awe-inspiring when you see illuminated images like the one depicted in this photo, as well as feel the heat exuding from the performance and fire itself.

While fire dancing originated in Polynesia, the dance in this photo took place as a hill tribe performance in Chiang Mai, Thailand and comes to us from Pureboy, who appears to have plenty of other great photos from his trip to Thailand in 2007.

If you have some great travel shots you’d like to share, be sure to upload them to the Gadling pool on Flickr. We might just pick one as our Photo of the Day!