Christina Simons

Documentary photographer
      
NEW YORK TIMES: There’s No Place Like Kangaroo Island. Can It Survive Australia’s Fires?
Location: Australia
Nationality: Icelandic / American
Biography: Christina Simons is an award winning international documentary photographer focused on human rights and civil liberties. Her work is driven by the exploration of sub-cultures and marginalised people, leading to exhibitions throughout Australia,... read on
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NEW YORK TIMES: There’s No Place Like Kangaroo Island. Can It Survive Australia’s Fires?
christina simons
Feb 5, 2020
Location: Kangaroo Island

There’s No Place Like Kangaroo Island. Can It Survive Australia’s Fires?

It was a wildlife haven, a tourist magnet and an agricultural center — before half of it burned.

Trigger warning :  Some images of injured or deceased animals may be distressing to some viewers

KANGAROO ISLAND, Australia — Kangaroo Island is Australia in miniature.

It is a wildlife haven, with its own varieties of kangaroos, echidnas (a spiny anteater) and cockatoos, as well as a koala population seen as insurance should disaster strike the species on the mainland. It is a tourism magnet, with luxury cliff-top lodges and beaches studded with sea lions. It is a farming hub, producing veal, wool, grain and honey for purveyors at home and beyond.

Now, Kangaroo Island is unrecognizable.

Wildfires that burned for weeks consumed half of the island — more than 800 square miles. Two people were killed, dozens of homes were destroyed, and wilderness parks were turned to cinders, littering the landscape with animal corpses. In a bush land once teeming with the activity of insects, birds, reptiles and mammals, there is only silence, and the scent of rot.

Story By Jamie Tarabay

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There'™s No Place Like Kangaroo Island. Can It Survive Australia's Fires?
It was a wildlife haven, a tourist magnet and an agricultural centre, before half of it burned.
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