Kindness During The Black Saturday Bushfires
The Black Saturday bushfires were a series of bushfires that ripped across Victoria, Australia on February 7th, 2009. An estimated 400 individual fires occurred that day. The heat of the fires caused the most destruction Australia had ever seen from such events and it took the lives of 173 people and many, many more animals. 414 people were injured in the fires as well.
In this image, a firefighter working hard to put the fires down stops for a drink. He kindly gives a wounded koala a sip in the process, hoping it makes him feel better, at least temporarily.
The Story Behind The Cover Art Of „Flute“
A little boy plays a flute to his cat, who listens attentively. This photograph was used as the cover art of „Flute,“ an Australian electric single by New World Sound and Thomas Newson.
The song was released in November of 2013 and made it onto the charts in France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Belgium.
A later version was created in 2014 and titled „Flutes“ with the same cover art featuring the boy playing sweet music to his attentive cat. The photographer of the photo is Vladimir Zotov, who is famous for his impressive ability to show the greatness of humans.
The Story Before The Tiger Temple Got Into Turmoil
A Buddhist Monk shares his food with a tiger at the Tiger Temple in Thailand. Since this picture was taken, a lot has happened at the temple. The Tiger Temple was founded in 1994 to save wild animals – most of which were tigers.
Over the years, the sanctuary has been accused of animal abuse and exploitation for money. In May of 2016, the Tiger Temple was raided and 40 frozen dead tiger cubs were found. The remaining tigers were relocated to better homes and there are fundraisers in place to raise money to build bigger enclosures for the tigers.