The 40 Most Powerful Australian Photos Of 2013
A man comforts his daughter on their roof in Bundaberg, Queensland, after record flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald.
Tammy Holmes and her grandchildren escape with their lives under a jetty during bushfires in Dunalley, Tasmania.
Victorian farmer Michael Dennis stands beside the charred corpse of one of his pure bred Angus cattle after a catastrophic bushfire.
Bundaberg residents negotiate flood waters after 2000 homes were inundated.
RFS firefighters protect a property from bushfires near Nowra, NSW.
A boy walks through ocean foam in Snapper Rocks, Queensland after storms caused by Tropical Cyclone Oswald.
Dead sheep near Yass, NSW. More than 10,000 sheep died in January’s bushfires.
Stretch of road near Seven Mile Beach NSW before and after a tornado in February.
Dramatic finale at the 2013 Melbourne International Airshow in Victoria.
Golfer Adam Scott of Australia wins the US Masters at Augusta National.
Members of the Finks motorcycle gang as police attempted to prevent bikie war spilling onto Melbourne’s streets.
Sydney blanketed by amazing autumnal fog in May.
A rider dices with disaster during Queensland’s Mareeba Rodeo.
Near miss: ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year winner captures an osprey and spoonbill’s mid-air close call near Mandurah, WA.
A man hangs onto a railing at North Curl Curl as winds and rain battered Sydney.
Adelaide’s Findon Skid Kids successfully perform a fire jump six months after a failed stunt left three teens in hospital.
As a child at school in Ravenshoe in Queensland, Bim Atkinson was routinely raped by his teacher. Now, decades on, he learnt that his abuser continued to sexually assault children right up until his death.
Dini Coral with her husband. Papua New Guinean Dini was brutally attacked after she was accused of being a witch.
Peter and Donna Lane, parents of murdered Australian baseball player Christopher, who was shot dead in Duncan, Oklahoma.
The Essendon Bombers baseball team bat during the Chris Lane Memorial Game.
Spectacular sunset during a Swans v Tigers AFL match at the SCG in Sydney.
An asylum boat bound for Australia takes on water as passengers frantically wave their life jackets in an attempt to attract other boats.
An Indonesian police officer carries an unconscious asylum seeker child who was onboard a boat that capsized on route to Australia.
An asylum seeker who lost her husband and two sons at sea while on route to Australia cries as she sits beside surviving son.
Bodies of dead asylum-seekers on the beach near the coastal village of Cianjur, Java.
The coffin of a 10 week old boy who died when an asylum seeker boat capsized leaves Christmas Island.
Ambulances in Beirut carry the bodies of 34 Lebanese who drowned in the waters of Indonesia while on route to Australia.
Relatives of 34 Lebanese asylum seekers drowned on route to Australia wait in Beirut for their bodies to be returned.
Rally for Refugees march to protest the Australian government’s draconian refugee policy.
200 Animal Liberation activists hold dead animals in Federation Square in Melbourne to publicly grieve their deaths.
Sydney CBD shrouded in smoke haze as bushfires raged in the suburbs of Springwood, Winmalee and Lithgow.
“Make up your mind Aussie skies”. Stunning contrast during bushfires.
RFS firefighter assesses a bushfire advancing on homes in the Blue Mountains.
Debbie Hague, 4, cares for a pet kangaroo named ‘Joey’ during the NSW bushfires.
RFS crews fight a fire as it threatens to cross the Bells Line of Road, NSW.
Lyndon Dunlop and his father inspect the remains of his grandparent’s home of 41 years, destroyed by bushfires in the Blue Mountains.
An orphaned baby Swamp Wallaby who survived the Blue Mountain bushfires.
A newly hatched Krefft’s turtle, no bigger than a 50 cent coin, picked up by a reptile keeper at Cairns Tropical Zoo.
Shark attack victim Zac Young’s friends form a memorial circle off Port Macquarie’s Town Beach to remember the young surfer.
Zac’s mates Kurt Gillan (18), Shayden Schrader (15) and Lindsy Isaac (14) pulled the stricken surfer from the ocean after the attack.