Wed, 08 Jan 2020
New life bursts from the charred trunk of a tree in Kulnara, NSW.
Local photographer Murray Lowe snapped the shots in the Kulnara area on Monday and posted them on Facebook, where they have been shared more 37,000 times in less than 48 hours.
"Ventured out into the fire grounds today to capture some images of how the Aussie bush responds to fire, and the way it regenerates itself and comes back to life," Mr Lowe wrote in his post.
"Even without any rain, life bursts through the burnt bark from the heart of the trees and the life cycle begins again."
Black Boys, or Grass Trees, spring to life. The plants can only reproduce with the help of fire.
Heat from the fire cracks the plant's hard seed.
New growth in abundance, even in drought.
"It's so heartening to see the bush coming back to life again," he wrote.
Other Facebook users also shared their photos of the bush regenerating near their homes in the comments section of Mr Lowe's post.
Photo by Illuka resident Nikayla Rae Austin, on the NSW north coast.
"I did not, in my wildest dreams, anticipate the overwhelming response to my photos that I've seen. It's both humbling, and heart-warming," he wrote.
Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, which has been faced with the desperate task of saving our decimated koala population, also recently shared an image showing regrowth on the "trunks of koala food" in the Bril Bril state forest.