Edition:
United States
Pictures | Mon Feb 3, 2020 | 10:50am EST

Australia's charred landscape

Firefighters spray water on a smoldering tree left in the wake of a bushfire near Bumbalong, New South Wales, Australia, February 2, 2020. Australia's prolonged bushfire season has killed 33 people and an estimated 1 billion native animals since September. About 2,500 homes have been destroyed and more than 45,175 square miles (11.7 million hectares) of tinder-dry bushland have been razed. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Firefighters spray water on a smoldering tree left in the wake of a bushfire near Bumbalong, New South Wales, Australia, February 2, 2020. Australia's prolonged bushfire season has killed 33 people and an estimated 1 billion native animals since...more

Firefighters spray water on a smoldering tree left in the wake of a bushfire near Bumbalong, New South Wales, Australia, February 2, 2020. Australia's prolonged bushfire season has killed 33 people and an estimated 1 billion native animals since September. About 2,500 homes have been destroyed and more than 45,175 square miles (11.7 million hectares) of tinder-dry bushland have been razed. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
Close
1 / 31
A helicopter carries out an aerial firefighting operation as bushfires burn near Bumbalong, New South Wales, Australia, February 2. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

A helicopter carries out an aerial firefighting operation as bushfires burn near Bumbalong, New South Wales, Australia, February 2. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

A helicopter carries out an aerial firefighting operation as bushfires burn near Bumbalong, New South Wales, Australia, February 2. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
Close
2 / 31
Firefighters spray water on smouldering patches left in the wake of a bushfire near Bumbalong, New South Wales, Australia, February 2. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Firefighters spray water on smouldering patches left in the wake of a bushfire near Bumbalong, New South Wales, Australia, February 2. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Firefighters spray water on smouldering patches left in the wake of a bushfire near Bumbalong, New South Wales, Australia, February 2. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
Close
3 / 31
A charred landscape left in the wake of a recent bushfire is seen near Bumbalong, New South Wales, Australia, February 2. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

A charred landscape left in the wake of a recent bushfire is seen near Bumbalong, New South Wales, Australia, February 2. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

A charred landscape left in the wake of a recent bushfire is seen near Bumbalong, New South Wales, Australia, February 2. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
Close
4 / 31
Cars that were burnt in the bushfires stand in the town of Cobargo, Australia, January 12.  REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Cars that were burnt in the bushfires stand in the town of Cobargo, Australia, January 12. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Cars that were burnt in the bushfires stand in the town of Cobargo, Australia, January 12. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
5 / 31
A burnt train wagon is seen next to the post office in the town of Cobargo, January 12. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A burnt train wagon is seen next to the post office in the town of Cobargo, January 12. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A burnt train wagon is seen next to the post office in the town of Cobargo, January 12. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
6 / 31
A barbed-wire fence, burnt in the bushfires, stands on a farm in the town of Cobargo, January 13. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A barbed-wire fence, burnt in the bushfires, stands on a farm in the town of Cobargo, January 13. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A barbed-wire fence, burnt in the bushfires, stands on a farm in the town of Cobargo, January 13. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
7 / 31
A burned car stands amid dead trees after a wildfire destroyed the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A burned car stands amid dead trees after a wildfire destroyed the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A burned car stands amid dead trees after a wildfire destroyed the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Close
8 / 31
A destroyed building is seen at the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat after a wildfire raged through the property in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A destroyed building is seen at the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat after a wildfire raged through the property in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A destroyed building is seen at the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat after a wildfire raged through the property in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Close
9 / 31
A burned car stands amid dead trees after a wildfire destroyed the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A burned car stands amid dead trees after a wildfire destroyed the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A burned car stands amid dead trees after a wildfire destroyed the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Close
10 / 31
A piece of burnt wood seen in Kangaroo Valley, Australia, January 23. REUTERS/Angie Teo

A piece of burnt wood seen in Kangaroo Valley, Australia, January 23. REUTERS/Angie Teo

A piece of burnt wood seen in Kangaroo Valley, Australia, January 23. REUTERS/Angie Teo
Close
11 / 31
A fallen tree rests on a burned car after a wildfire destroyed the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A fallen tree rests on a burned car after a wildfire destroyed the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A fallen tree rests on a burned car after a wildfire destroyed the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Close
12 / 31
Dead trees mark the scorched landscape surrounding the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat after a wildfire in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Dead trees mark the scorched landscape surrounding the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat after a wildfire in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Dead trees mark the scorched landscape surrounding the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat after a wildfire in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Close
13 / 31
The remains of a mattress, a bedside table, a ventilator and a radiator that used to be inside a guest tent are scattered on the scorched ground at the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat after a wildfire in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The remains of a mattress, a bedside table, a ventilator and a radiator that used to be inside a guest tent are scattered on the scorched ground at the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat after a wildfire in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23....more

The remains of a mattress, a bedside table, a ventilator and a radiator that used to be inside a guest tent are scattered on the scorched ground at the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat after a wildfire in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Close
14 / 31
The peloton is seen in a bushfire-damaged area in the Adelaide Hills during stage two of the Tour Down Under from Woodside to Stirling in South Australia, January 22.      AAP Image/David Mariuz/via REUTERS

The peloton is seen in a bushfire-damaged area in the Adelaide Hills during stage two of the Tour Down Under from Woodside to Stirling in South Australia, January 22. AAP Image/David Mariuz/via REUTERS

The peloton is seen in a bushfire-damaged area in the Adelaide Hills during stage two of the Tour Down Under from Woodside to Stirling in South Australia, January 22. AAP Image/David Mariuz/via REUTERS
Close
15 / 31
John Creighton, the founder of Wombat Care Bundanoon, looks for traces of wombats in a burrow in a burned-out forest outside the town of Bundanoon in New South Wales, January 22. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

John Creighton, the founder of Wombat Care Bundanoon, looks for traces of wombats in a burrow in a burned-out forest outside the town of Bundanoon in New South Wales, January 22. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

John Creighton, the founder of Wombat Care Bundanoon, looks for traces of wombats in a burrow in a burned-out forest outside the town of Bundanoon in New South Wales, January 22. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Close
16 / 31
A charred hillside, burnt during the recent bushfires, is pictured behind beachgoers in Malua Bay, New South Wales, January 22. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

A charred hillside, burnt during the recent bushfires, is pictured behind beachgoers in Malua Bay, New South Wales, January 22. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

A charred hillside, burnt during the recent bushfires, is pictured behind beachgoers in Malua Bay, New South Wales, January 22. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
Close
17 / 31
Sheep make their way in the fire grounds near Bega, News South Wales, January 8. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Sheep make their way in the fire grounds near Bega, News South Wales, January 8. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Sheep make their way in the fire grounds near Bega, News South Wales, January 8. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
18 / 31
Alisha Stoneham returns to her property, where she and her partner were nearly caught in the flames before narrowly escaping, following the recent bushfires in Conjola Park, New South Wales, January 21. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Alisha Stoneham returns to her property, where she and her partner were nearly caught in the flames before narrowly escaping, following the recent bushfires in Conjola Park, New South Wales, January 21. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Alisha Stoneham returns to her property, where she and her partner were nearly caught in the flames before narrowly escaping, following the recent bushfires in Conjola Park, New South Wales, January 21. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
Close
19 / 31
A dead koala is seen after bushfires swept through on Kangaroo Island, southwest of Adelaide, January 7. AAP Image/David Mariuz/via REUTERS

A dead koala is seen after bushfires swept through on Kangaroo Island, southwest of Adelaide, January 7. AAP Image/David Mariuz/via REUTERS

A dead koala is seen after bushfires swept through on Kangaroo Island, southwest of Adelaide, January 7. AAP Image/David Mariuz/via REUTERS
Close
20 / 31
Australian surfer David Ford, 62, stands next to a burnt shed where he kept his vintage surfboard collection that was destroyed in the recent bushfires in Lake Conjola, January 15.  REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Australian surfer David Ford, 62, stands next to a burnt shed where he kept his vintage surfboard collection that was destroyed in the recent bushfires in Lake Conjola, January 15. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Australian surfer David Ford, 62, stands next to a burnt shed where he kept his vintage surfboard collection that was destroyed in the recent bushfires in Lake Conjola, January 15. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
21 / 31
Black ash and fire debris is washed up on Boydtown Beach and the banks of the Nullica River in Eden, January 7.   REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy

Black ash and fire debris is washed up on Boydtown Beach and the banks of the Nullica River in Eden, January 7. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy

Black ash and fire debris is washed up on Boydtown Beach and the banks of the Nullica River in Eden, January 7. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy
Close
22 / 31
Destroyed cars are seen next to burnt bushland in the village of Mogo, January 8. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Destroyed cars are seen next to burnt bushland in the village of Mogo, January 8. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Destroyed cars are seen next to burnt bushland in the village of Mogo, January 8. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
23 / 31
Grass shoots grow through the burnt ground of Cobargo resident Belinda Shea's destroyed home in Cobargo, January 6.   REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy

Grass shoots grow through the burnt ground of Cobargo resident Belinda Shea's destroyed home in Cobargo, January 6. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy

Grass shoots grow through the burnt ground of Cobargo resident Belinda Shea's destroyed home in Cobargo, January 6. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy
Close
24 / 31
A burnt tree is seen outside of Mallacoota, Victoria, January 10. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy

A burnt tree is seen outside of Mallacoota, Victoria, January 10. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy

A burnt tree is seen outside of Mallacoota, Victoria, January 10. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy
Close
25 / 31
A cordon tape with the word 'danger' is seen in front of a burnt down shop in the village of Mogo, January 8.  REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A cordon tape with the word 'danger' is seen in front of a burnt down shop in the village of Mogo, January 8. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A cordon tape with the word 'danger' is seen in front of a burnt down shop in the village of Mogo, January 8. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
26 / 31
Burnt tree logs are seen in the fire-grounds near Batemans Bay, January 8. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Burnt tree logs are seen in the fire-grounds near Batemans Bay, January 8. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Burnt tree logs are seen in the fire-grounds near Batemans Bay, January 8. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
27 / 31
Tim Salway, a fifth-generation dairy farmer who lost both his father and brother in the bushfires, stands in his farm in Wandella, near the town of Cobargo, New South Wales, Australia, January 13. Much of Salway's farm was destroyed by bushfires including storage facilities, fences and hundreds of cattle.          

  REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Tim Salway, a fifth-generation dairy farmer who lost both his father and brother in the bushfires, stands in his farm in Wandella, near the town of Cobargo, New South Wales, Australia, January 13. Much of Salway's farm was destroyed by bushfires...more

Tim Salway, a fifth-generation dairy farmer who lost both his father and brother in the bushfires, stands in his farm in Wandella, near the town of Cobargo, New South Wales, Australia, January 13. Much of Salway's farm was destroyed by bushfires including storage facilities, fences and hundreds of cattle. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
28 / 31
The burnt out remains of a house is seen from a bushfire in the Southern Highlands town of Wingello, January 6.    AAP Image/Mick Tsikas/via REUTERS

The burnt out remains of a house is seen from a bushfire in the Southern Highlands town of Wingello, January 6. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas/via REUTERS

The burnt out remains of a house is seen from a bushfire in the Southern Highlands town of Wingello, January 6. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas/via REUTERS
Close
29 / 31
The Abbot of Sunnataram Forest Monastery, Phra Mana, 56, prays in front of a Buddhist statue near a burnt forest in Bundanoon, January 21.   REUTERS/Angie Teo

The Abbot of Sunnataram Forest Monastery, Phra Mana, 56, prays in front of a Buddhist statue near a burnt forest in Bundanoon, January 21. REUTERS/Angie Teo

The Abbot of Sunnataram Forest Monastery, Phra Mana, 56, prays in front of a Buddhist statue near a burnt forest in Bundanoon, January 21. REUTERS/Angie Teo
Close
30 / 31
General view of the remains of a burnt-out property which was impacted in late December 2019, in Bruthen South, Victoria, January 4. AAP Image/James Ross via REUTERS

General view of the remains of a burnt-out property which was impacted in late December 2019, in Bruthen South, Victoria, January 4. AAP Image/James Ross via REUTERS

General view of the remains of a burnt-out property which was impacted in late December 2019, in Bruthen South, Victoria, January 4. AAP Image/James Ross via REUTERS
Close
31 / 31

Next Slideshows

Best of the Australian Open

Highlights from the 2020 Australian Open in Melbourne.

Feb 02 2020

Photos of the month: January

Our top photos from the month of January 2020.

Feb 02 2020

Mourning Kobe Bryant

Fans mourn Kobe Bryant, considered one of basketball's all-time greats, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, who were among nine people killed in a helicopter...

Jan 31 2020

Celebration, resignation as Britain leaves the EU on Brexit Day

The United Kingdom leaves the European Union, its most significant change of course since the loss of its empire - and a major blow to 70 years of efforts to...

Jan 31 2020

MORE IN PICTURES

On the trail with Democrats in South Carolina

On the trail with Democrats in South Carolina

Democratic hopefuls campaign in South Carolina ahead of the weekend primary.

Security forces clash with protesters in Chile

Security forces clash with protesters in Chile

Unrest continues in Chile as protests that began in October over a rise in transport fares continue against Chile's government.

Apache tribe marches to protect sacred Arizona site from copper mine

Apache tribe marches to protect sacred Arizona site from copper mine

Hundreds of Apache tribe members and supporters marched for four days to a sacred campground in southeastern Arizona, hoping to protect the land from copper mining while bringing awareness to injustices against Native Americans.

Photos of the month: February

Photos of the month: February

Our top photos from the past month.

Living in the age of coronavirus

Living in the age of coronavirus

Citizens in China and beyond adapt to a new normal of masks, temperature checkpoints and empty streets during a coronavirus outbreak that is spreading around the world.

Photos of the week

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Cobra Gold military exercises

Cobra Gold military exercises

Soldiers assault the beach in Thailand as part of Asia's largest annual multilateral military exercise.

Turkey says it will let refugees into Europe

Turkey says it will let refugees into Europe

Refugees in Turkey head towards European frontiers after an official declared that borders had been thrown open, a response to the escalating war in Syria.

Greta Thunberg leads UK climate rally

Greta Thunberg leads UK climate rally

Several thousand people attended a rally in the southwestern English city of Bristol where Greta Thunberg denounced politicians and the media for ignoring a looming climate cataclysm, saying "I will not be silenced while the world is on fire - will you?"

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast