During the dry season each year, the National Park of Chapada Diamantina in north-east Brazil faces the same problem: bushfires. In 2008 history repeated itself, but to a greater extent than ever before. Between September and November, more than 75.000 hectares of the Chapada Diamantina National Park (over 50% of the region) had burnt to dust, along with rare species of plants and local wildlife. Only 10% of the park remained totally unscathed.
Heróis do Cerrado presents some shocking but also aesthetically beautiful images of this ecological disaster.