Mist rises off the bush in Flowerdale, Victoria on Thursday, May 11, 2017. The entire hillside was burnt out eight years earlier during Australia's worst natural disaster, Black Saturday, but has regenerated.
Sisters Charlotte (front) and Gabriella Attwell, 6, bring home the cows on their parents' farm near Girgarre in northern Victoria. Amid a downturn in milk prices and upheaval across the industry, dairy-farming families are still eking out an existence, making an essential product in what's increasingly a labour of sheer love.
"I think I'm where I'm meant to be," says Megan Bannister aka 'the real Candy'. The Australian film exposed her experience as a heroin addict and prostitute. Beyond addiction and breakdown there has been motherhood, grandmotherhood — and always, art.
Looking into the Eucalypts, there’s no way to tell how big the Holcombe property is. No fenceline, no post demarcates where their block ends and the unfettered wilderness begins. This is where their parents lost their lives 10 years ago in Australia’s worst ever natural disaster. But it’s also where the Holcombes grew up. Where Ella and her twin brothers, Patrick and Eugene (pictured on December 10, 2018), spent a free-ranging childhood immersed in the bush. “Even if it’s not the most sensible place to live, it was a joyous and free place to grow up in,” Ella says. “We don’t come here, drive in the driveway and go, ‘Oh this is such a sad place’. It’s just like coming home.”
I can do all things The Arnold Sports Festival, March 5, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.
Trees are miniaturized by a vast landscape south of Yarrawonga, Victoria.
Fourth grader Zack Kleman, ‘a little Messi in training’ practises his footwork during recess at Perseverance Primary on French Island, one of Victoria’s tiniest schools on October 15, 2018. With only seven students, there is always plenty of room to run and play.
Duck hunter Dean Rundell eyes the sky at Lake Connewarre near Geelong, Victoria on March 19, 2018 to decide whether a passing mob of birds are ducks, which he can legally shoot, or another protected species.
"Some people think we're just bogans with guns. Some think we aren't compassionate or sympathetic people. Others think we are just feral and shoot anything we see."
At 28, Rundell represents a new generation of hunters who are coming to the pastime as adults, rather than growing up shooting. Recreational duck hunting has been outlawed in three Australian states but in Victoria it's still legal, if vocally opposed on the grounds that no matter how responsible the hunter, shotgun spray can't help but wound but not kill birds which then fly off and suffer.
Aerial surveys of waterbird abundance across eastern parts of the country have found no discernible rebound in duck populations since the bans in Queensland and New South Wales but, rather, a long-term decline. Ecologists say habitat loss, not hunting, is the main driver.
Navy pilot Lt. Cmdr. Laurie Solberg emerges from a hangar at Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, striding towards her aircraft, in preparation for flying across the country to San Diego, where her squadron will be based from now on.
Surf lesson. Croatan Beach, Virginia. July, 2016.
"The most important quality for any fighter is heart," says 33-year-old mother of three Shantelle Thompson. "A person who is connected with their heart and leads with that can never be broken. They will always find a way to get back up and try again." When Thompson's doctor couldn't help her through a debilitating bout of postnatal depression, Shantelle Thompson turned to jiu-jitsu. What began as a struggle to conquer her own mind led to glory on the world stage.
Dayna Marie Offenbacher at the Carlton Arms Hotel, New York City | Sunday September 28 2014
73-year-old farmer Gavin Knight poses for a portrait in Yarra Junction, Australia | January 2 2016
Described as a man who likes dogs more than people', sled dogger Brett Hadden runs alongside his pack at Mt Buller, Victoria on July 31. 2018.
Mompós, Colombia | August 2012
Surfer Cody Robinson warms up before a practice session on Victoria's Great Ocean Road in the lead up to the Rip Curl Pro in April, 2017
F/A-18 pilot Lt. Cmdr. Kris Schulte embraces his fiancée Sarah Reger and children after landing at Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, ending eight months away attached to the USS Harry S. Truman. During the deployment he'd flown her to Dubai and asked her to marry him. "I didn't know I was going to feel like this," Sarah said. "I feel like I'm going to pass out."
A boy practices his batting technique amid the kaleidoscope of his family's washing in Varanasi, India on December 18, 2014. India is a nation obsessed with cricket but short on space.