Three dancers from the Long Beach-based fire troupe Burn Academy perform before the man is set aflame at Burning Man 2012.
The Shark Car, a mutant vehicle built by a Seattle-based camp, made a welcome return to Burning Man after sitting out for several years.
Yana, a longtime Burner from Venice, California, embodied a Russian pirate.
An aerial view of Black Rock City, the temporary encampment that was home to some 52,000 people during the week of Burning Man 2012.
"Heartfullness," a beautiful sculpture of a heart repeatedly broken and pieced back together by artist Katy Boynton, doubled as a love shack at night.
The Golden Mean, an art car built on the chassis of a 1966 VW Beetle by metal artist Jon Sarriugarte.
A Burner plays a didjeridoo at sunrise.
Burners ride on the porch of an art car that is essentially a house pulled by a tractor.
A theme camp with faux palm trees.
Two Burners ride in style through La Playa.
Smoke from a nearby wildfire created an unusual red sky in the early mornings at Burning Man 2012. Here the sun rises behind Abraxas, a massive art car in the shape of a golden dragon.
Burners traverse the walkway away from the shipwreck in the desert.