Fires have broken out in parts of the Tarkine rainforest in Tasmania’s north-west. Once these forests are burned, they take centuries to recover.

World heritage forests burn as global tragedy unfolds in Tasmania

Fires have broken out in parts of the Tarkine rainforest in Tasmania’s north-west. Once these forests are burned, they take centuries to recover.

A map of fires burning in Tasmania

World heritage forests burn as global tragedy unfolds in Tasmania

A map of fires burning in Tasmania

World heritage forests burn as global tragedy unfolds in Tasmania

World heritage forests burn as global tragedy unfolds in Tasmania

Giant cushion plants in an ancient pencil pine forest in the Walls of Jerusalem national park, Tasmania. Stands of these pines, which live up to years and exist only in the island state, have been burned in the past week

Tasmania bushfires leave world heritage area devastated – in pictures

Tasmania bushfires leave world heritage area devastated – in pictures

Pictures from Tasmania’s central plateau, shot by wilderness photographer Dan Broun, show the extraordinary damage wrought by 11 days of bushfires

Tasmania bushfires leave world heritage area devastated – in pictures

Tasmania bushfires leave world heritage area devastated – in pictures

Pictures from Tasmania’s central plateau, shot by wilderness photographer Dan Broun, show the extraordinary damage wrought by 11 days of bushfires

Tasmania bushfires leave world heritage area devastated – in pictures

Tasmania bushfires leave world heritage area devastated – in pictures

Pictures from Tasmania’s central plateau, shot by wilderness photographer Dan Broun, show the extraordinary damage wrought by 11 days of bushfires

Tasmania bushfires leave world heritage area devastated – in pictures

Tasmania bushfires leave world heritage area devastated – in pictures

Pictures from Tasmania’s central plateau, shot by wilderness photographer Dan Broun, show the extraordinary damage wrought by 11 days of bushfires

Tasmania bushfires leave world heritage area devastated – in pictures

Tasmania bushfires leave world heritage area devastated – in pictures

Pictures from Tasmania’s central plateau, shot by wilderness photographer Dan Broun, show the extraordinary damage wrought by 11 days of bushfires

Tasmania bushfires leave world heritage area devastated – in pictures

Tasmania bushfires leave world heritage area devastated – in pictures

Pictures from Tasmania’s central plateau, shot by wilderness photographer Dan Broun, show the extraordinary damage wrought by 11 days of bushfires

Tasmania bushfires leave world heritage area devastated – in pictures

Tasmania bushfires leave world heritage area devastated – in pictures

Pictures from Tasmania’s central plateau, shot by wilderness photographer Dan Broun, show the extraordinary damage wrought by 11 days of bushfires


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Tasmania bushfires leave world heritage area devastated – in pictures

Tasmania bushfires leave world heritage area devastated – in pictures

Pictures from Tasmania’s central plateau, shot by wilderness photographer Dan Broun, show the extraordinary damage wrought by 11 days of bushfires

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Today is #ashwednesday ... Now religious or not I thought today would be a good day to reflect on the damage caused by bushfires every year in Australia. Lives and homes lost... Memories up in plumes of smoke and ash. Recently we travelled through the post bush fire devastation and stretched along the great ocean road... And felt overwhelmed by the destruction and obligated to make a series of photographs. #bushfire #ash #smoke #portrait #fineart #burntlandscape #charcol #vsco…

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