Eerie photographs of a scorched, 'apocalyptic' Tasmanian wilderness

Eerie photographs of a scorched, ‘apocalyptic’ Tasmanian wilderness

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Bushfires started by lightning raged across Tasmania’s north and west from Jan. 13, affecting parts of the Australian state’s pristine World Heritage Area.

Hobart-based photographer Dan Broun explored the Central Plateau Conservation Area, shooting the blaze-affected region over a 36-hour period last weekend. He made quick visits in between bouts of extreme weather, including thunderstorms and lightning.

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Image: Dan Broun – Wilderness Photographer

Burning through 18,000 hectares, the fires have fortunately only affected 1 percent of the total heritage area. It’s home to unique pencil pines, which can be more than 1,000 years old, alongside cushion plants and kangaroos Read more…

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Eerie photographs of a scorched, ‘apocalyptic’ Tasmanian wilderness