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After the fire - 3

Posted by
: Helen : (who is currently photographing in, Australia) on 4 May 2016 in Landscape & Rural.

There has been interest about the Snow Gums (Eucalyptus pauciflora) and their ability to regenerate after fire.

The next few photographs will show the state of the mountain 3 years following the fire. The fire swept up the mountain following a few years of drought. The intensity of this 2013 wildfire killed many Snow Gums that normally survive and regenerate. Today's photograph shows one Snow Gum's regeneration three years after the fire.

This small series of photographs were taken recently on the way up Mount Hotham, Victoria Australia. "The December 2012 to January 2013 Australian bushfire season had above average fire potential for most of the southern half of the continent from the east coast to the west." Wikipedia

This fire came so fast there was not enough warning to evacuate towns or residents. It broke all containment lines and burned up toward Mt. Hotham, known for it's ski resort. We visit the mountain 3 years later.

THe Conversation: Ashes to Ashes – what could the 2013 fires mean for the future of our forests?

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/250 second F/7.1 ISO 100 85 mm

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Martine from France

composition et point de vue.

4 May 2016 5:38am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, layers, tone & lights!
Amazing view !!!

4 May 2016 7:57am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

THe surroundings are so beautiful. I am happy to know there is some new life after such devastation.

4 May 2016 4:47pm

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

Very interesting.

4 May 2016 8:10pm

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5 May 2016 8:07am

Mahdi Monavari from Zanjan, Iran

So nice shot! Congratulations!

5 May 2016 11:32am