I visited the Grampians National Park in Victoria two weeks after the major bushfire that decimated much of the park. The trip had been planned well before the fire went through and after speaking to the locals I decided to stick with my plans.
The sight was shocking.
Standing on a ridge the damage was obvious. Once green trees were now black posts and many had fallen. Paths that had once been hidden behind the dense scrub were now clearly visible. And all of this was repeated in every direction for as far as the eye could see. For me this was heartbreaking as this area is so beautiful and so full of wildlife.
So you can imagine my delight when I saw that, just a few short weeks after the fire, nature had already started the healing process. Everywhere I looked new growth was beginning to emerge from the bark of the burnt trees.
Nikon D70s Tamron 18-200mm lens ISO 200
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Winner in Bushfire Season! Challenge Australia! You’re Standing In It group Jan 2010
Top Ten in Regrowth Challenge Australian Bush group 23 Nov 2009
Featured in Australian Bush group 23 Nov 2009
Featured in Australian Travel Photography & Writing group 8 Feb 2010