Uploaded: April 25, 2007


This is my husband standing well down the hill from our back fence line last night. This was a controlled fire done by the Parks and Forest dudes because of the drought and because of so much dry debris on the forest floor. These guys are awesome!!They spent the whole day before catching koalas and bandicoots from the park to take them to safety before the fire. The most amazing thing was watching the fire and seeing these amazing, huge owls in front of the fire waiting for the rodents to come running from it. Apparently it's the only time they eat them on the ground!


Carolyn J. Connolly April 25, 2007

WOW, Lynne - FABULOUS capture...AND narrative, too!! Whereabouts do you live? It must still be dry there... Where we are here near Lake Macquarie, south of Newcastle, thankfully we've had a LOVELY lot of rain over the last few days!! We hope you get some soon, too!! :o) #643953

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict April 25, 2007

Great capture and story behind this Lynne...Dominick #4209442

Lynne Hoad April 25, 2007

Thankyou so much Carolyn and Dominick!
Carolyn, I live in S.A. in the Adelaide Hills with the national park behind and to our side. We have had no rain other than a few short spits for I don't remember how long. We are due for a good 50 mls in the next few days, fingers crossed! We have had so many roos coming in for food and there have been a lot of koalas on the ground too because the trees are so dry. The fire went from 3.00 till early hours this morning. I took a walk through the park this morning and it felt so eerie and looked so barren but at least it's not as bad as a bushfire would have been. I took about 100 shots of the fire and after and hope to get some when the new growth starts. HOPEFULLY that will be soon is we get rain. Nice to hear from another Aussie on BP! Cheers! #4209802

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic May 05, 2007

So cool. I live in CA and we are also short on rain. This summer they are expecting a huge fire season. #4250032

May 05, 2007

Wow! This is incredible. What a neat perspective! I was certainly not expecting it to be in your backyard. #4250993

Pat Gamwell June 01, 2007

AWESOME shot, Lynne! Waaaaay too close, even though it was a controlled burn! They have a way of getting out of hand! So glad it turned out ok! Great shot! #4353616

Lynne Hoad June 01, 2007

Thanks Linda, Kristen and Pat! Ironically it has been raining hard since the fire! So much so that our driveway is now on the road out the front and our phone has been out for nearly two weeks! #4353780

Peggy J. Maguire June 01, 2007

Great image Lynne,glad I wasn't there,your capture shows the power of the fire.... #4353882

Sherryl Johnston June 06, 2007

Excellent composition with great timing and an excellent result here.....
I really like this one very much..... love shez..... #4371445

Lynne Hoad June 06, 2007

Thanks so much Shez!! #4373529

Duane Carter June 10, 2007

Awesome shot, Lynne!!! Like the story with it. #4383500

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