As the bushfire torn regions of Victoria slowly recover, news from the other side of the world tell similar stories of devastation to the land recently in Greece and California.
It’s the first time I have been to the region since the raging Black Saturday fires in February. I spoke to a few locals who shared their first hand experiences. Having spent the day in the area, the shear enormity of the destruction really hit me, and I could only imagine what the residents must have felt during that awful week and also the slow recovery since.
The photo I took below really spoke to me of the struggle, unity and Aussie spirit, almost a last stance against the menacing inferno.
The other photographs show not only a glimpse of the awful devastation, but hopefully provide some hope and inspiration to everyone affected by the bushfires, that the cycle of life continues.