This photo shows some of the drama of the aftermath of a large scale bushfire. It is a detail from one of the panoramas below, and shows native forest along the banks of the Murrumbidgee River in the process of recovering two years after the fires. (Eucalypt trees usually regenerate even after severe fires). You can see a line of mature recovering eucalypts across the middle of the photograph. Between that and the road are the remnants of mature pine forest which was destroyed in the fire and has now been partly cleared. And in the foreground is more ex-pine forest which has recently been cleared, ripped and replanted with native trees -- mostly hidden in their white protective guards.
If you are interested in the scope and speed of the 2003 bushfires, see here for an animation showing satellite images of the fire progress day by day, and some maps showing the extent of the fires.
Click on the images below to see larger panoramic versions of a series of images taken for Greening Australia. Most of them cover about 180 degrees.