A firefighter gives water to a koala during the devastating Black Saturday bushfires that burned across Victoria, Australia, in 2009.

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

A firefighter gives water to a koala during the devastating Black Saturday bushfires that burned across Victoria, Australia, in Koalas will drink water if there is a bush fire or it is too hot. Normally they get their water from eating eucalyptus leaves.

Firemen fleeing Black Saturday bushfires in the Bunyip State Forrest, West Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Alex Coppel, My Shot A fire truck quickly leaves the scene of the mammoth Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, Australia. The fires claimed nearly 200 lives and homes in

Bushfire-proof houses are affordable and look good – so why aren't we building more? After the deadly Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, architects provided free consultations and designs for bushfire-resistant homes. Only a few were built

Bushfire-proof houses are affordable and look good – so why aren't we building more?

Bushfire-proof houses are affordable and look good – so why aren't we building more? After the deadly Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, architects provided free consultations and designs for bushfire-resistant homes.

Bushfire-proof houses are affordable and look good – so why aren't we building more? After the deadly Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, architects provided free consultations and designs for bushfire-resistant homes. Only a few were built

Bushfire-proof houses are affordable and look good – so why aren't we building more?

Bushfire-proof houses are affordable and look good – so why aren't we building more? After the deadly Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, architects provided free consultations and designs for bushfire-resistant homes.

On February 7, 2009, the “Black Saturday Bushfires” became the worst natural disaster in Australia’s history.

On February the “ became the worst natural disaster in Australia’

A bushfire resistant, earth sheltered house at Narwee

Bushfire-proof houses are affordable and look good – so why aren't we building more?

Bushfire-proof houses are affordable and look good – so why aren't we building more? After the deadly Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, architects provided free consultations and designs for bushfire-resistant homes.

Palpable simplicity and aesthetic pragmatism define this house, which emerged from the disaster of the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. Picture: Sonia Mangiapane.  Shed like design with front deck.

We can rebuild; we have the frugality

After the deadly Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, architects provided free consultations and designs for bushfire-resistant homes. Only a few were built

Bushfire-proof houses are affordable and look good – so why aren't we building more?

The bushfire resistant Ball-Eastaway house in Glenorie NSW

After the deadly Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, architects provided free consultations and designs for bushfire-resistant homes. Only a few were built

After the deadly Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, architects provided free consultations and designs for bushfire-resistant homes. Only a few were built

Firefighter David Teree gives water to an injured koala during the devastating Black Saturday bushfires that burned across Victoria, Australia, in 2009

Firefighter David Teree gives water to an injured koala during the devastating Black Saturday bushfires that burned across Victoria, Australia, in 2009

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