Geoff's Photography - The Christmas Bushfires of 2001

In Australia, Christmas 2001 was known as "The Black Christmas". Fires hit all along the east coast of NSW, burning thousands of hectares of bush, lots of wildlife, and hundreds of houses. We were staying practically right in the center of the fires, in Jervis Bay on the NSW South Coast, which made for a very interesting Christmas. See the satellite image below to see how big the fires actually were. We were staying at the red "X" right down the bottom of the image.

Satellite Image of Bushfires 2001
Image courtesy of Geoscience Australia - National Mapping Division

 

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Christmas Day

 
Cleaning the Gutters
25th December, 2001 (Christmas Day)
 
 
Widefield Sun
25th December, 2001 (Christmas Day)
 
 
Widefield Sun with Trees
25th December, 2001 (Christmas Day)
 
 
Sunset on Christmas Day
25th December, 2001 (Christmas Day)
 
 
A Tree is Still Burning
25th December, 2001 (Christmas Day)

 

Boxing Day: The Aftermath

 
Burnt Down House #1
26th December, 2001 (Boxing Day)
 
 
Burnt Down House #1
26th December, 2001 (Boxing Day)
 
 
Burnt Down House #2
26th December, 2001 (Boxing Day)
 
 
Frozen Tree
26th December, 2001 (Boxing Day)
 
 
Burnt Bush
26th December, 2001 (Boxing Day)
 
 
A Lonesome Bird
26th December, 2001 (Boxing Day)
 

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