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See Trippy, Surreal Photos From Burning Man 2015

Fire, dust, metal and thousands of artists and radicals combine for a desert spectacle like no other

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Burning Man 2015. Photo by Scott London.

Scott London

An estimated 70,000 people converged on the Nevada desert this past week for the annual Burning Man festival, a self-described "crucible of creativity" in which artists and radicals express themselves in surprising ways. Seeing the festival's stunning creations and meeting the avant-garde free spirits who created them can make for a unique journey into the surreal. Here's what it looked like this year. Photos by Scott London.

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Burning Man 2015. Photo by Scott London.

Scott London

Neon Gazing

For those seeking refuge from blaring art cars and thumping sound camps, there was always "Firmament," an installation by Bay Area artist Christopher Schardt featuring an LED lightshow set to the soothing sounds of classical music.

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Burning Man 2015. Photo by Scott London.

Scott London

Fishmobile

Artist Michael Garlington described his "Totem of Confessions" installation as a tower of mystery overlooking other worlds "and enshrouding a thousand hidden treasures." It was ceremoniously burned to the ground on Saturday night.

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Burning Man 2015. Photo by Scott London.

Scott London

Blonde Cowboy

The price for a portrait, said this fast-talking Burner at Center Camp, is a history lesson in how the West was lost.

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Burning Man 2015. Photo by Scott London.

Scott London

Reflection of Love

Burning Man is nothing if not a giant love fest. One couple held up a heart-shaped mirror to all the attendees dancing at Robot Heart.

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Burning Man 2015. Photo by Scott London.

Scott London

Flamin’ Horns

David Silverman played some classics on his famous flaming tuba in the French Quarter

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Burning Man 2015. Photo by Scott London.

Scott London

Glo Skull

Cruising around the playa at night in a mutant vehicle like "The Numbskull" — an art installation on wheels created by Craig Backer — is, um, a no-brainer.

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Burning Man 2015. Photo by Scott London.

Scott London

Groovin’ in the Playa

For many, the Burning Man experience is synonymous with transcendental sunrise sets in the deep playa from world class DJs — like Lee Burridge, seen here on a chilly but beautiful Saturday morning.

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