Good for you, Tom! They seem to have replaced the sky in the second cover?
They only replaced 1/2 of the sky which is odd.
Congrats Tom, on 2 covers. Wicked sweet.
On the 2nd cover, it looks like they replaced part of the sky with a section of blue sky with clouds, and then blended that patch into the main photo by making the color of the clouds match the color of the sky in the original image. It gives the illusion of an image taken from a much closer position, with a wide angle lens, because the sky/cloud edge is pretty much in focus, whereas it would have been completely blurred out if captured at 560mm like the deer was.
Since you can work on wildfires, we need you down here.
I'd love to come down there to help with your fires!
I actually asked my boss about the likelihood of that happening, and he says it's possible, because a couple of our engines are dispatched out of Oregon, but they would have to exhaust all of the agency (government) resources first before they dispatch private contractors.