Residents commute on a road through thick smoke from bushfires in Bemboka, in Australia's New South Wales state, on Jan. 5. SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Otherworldly Photos of the Australian Bushfires

Deadly blazes have swept the country amid record heat, killing more than 20 people and millions of animals and leaving behind a charred, apocalyptic landscape.

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Residents commute on a road through thick smoke from bushfires in Bemboka, in Australia's New South Wales state, on Jan. 5. SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Residents commute on a road through thick smoke from bushfires in Bemboka, in Australia’s New South Wales state, on Jan. 5.

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Kangaroos hop through a field filled with smoke from a bushfire in Snowy Valley on the outskirts of Cooma, Australia, on Jan. 4. SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images

Kangaroos hop through a field filled with smoke from a bushfire in Snowy Valley on the outskirts of Cooma, Australia, on Jan. 4.

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A parent assures children that fires are not headed toward their town as daytime skies above turn red in Mallacoota on Jan. 4.  Justin McManus/The Age/Fairfax Media via Getty Images

A parent assures children that fires are not headed toward their town as daytime skies turn red in Mallacoota, Australia, on Jan. 4.

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A koala that was rescued from a bushfire zone peers out of a tanker supplying water to New South Wales Rural Fire Service trucks near Nerriga on Jan. 5. Experts estimate that millions of animals have been killed in the fires, including one-third of the koalas in New South Wales. Kate Geraghty/The SMH/Fairfax Media via Getty Images

A koala that was rescued from a bushfire zone peers out of a tanker supplying water to New South Wales Rural Fire Service trucks near Nerriga, Australia, on Jan. 5. Officials estimate that millions of animals have been killed in the fires, including one-third of the koalas in New South Wales.

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Firefighters struggle against the strong wind in an effort to secure nearby houses from bushfires near the town of Nowra in New South Wales on Dec. 31. SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images

Firefighters struggle against the strong wind in an effort to secure nearby houses from bushfires near the town of Nowra in New South Wales on Dec. 31, 2019.

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Smoke from a burned tree rises next to a gutted house in Quaama, New South Wales, on Jan. 6. SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images

Smoke from a burned tree rises next to a gutted house in Quaama, New South Wales, on Jan. 6.

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The afternoon sky glows red from bushfires near the town of Nowra on Dec. 31. Thousands of tourists and locals were forced to flee to beaches in fire-ravaged southeast Australia just before the new year as blazes ripped through popular tourist areas leaving no escape by land. SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images

The afternoon sky glows red from bushfires near the town of Nowra on Dec. 31, 2019. Thousands of tourists and locals were forced to flee to beaches in fire-ravaged southeastern Australia just before the new year as blazes ripped through popular tourist areas, leaving no escape by land.

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A dog sits among ash washed up on a beach in Merimbula, New South Wales, on Jan. 5. SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images

A dog sits among ash washed up on a beach in Merimbula, New South Wales, on Jan. 5.

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A helicopter drops fire retardant to protect a property in Balmoral, about 100 miles southwest of Sydney, on Dec. 19. PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images

A helicopter drops fire retardant to protect a property in Balmoral, about 100 miles southwest of Sydney, on Dec. 19, 2019.

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Residents watch as flames burn through bush in Lake Tabourie on on Jan. 4. Brett Hemmings/Getty Images

Residents watch as flames burn through bush in Lake Tabourie, Australia, on Jan. 4.

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A cyclist takes pictures of thick smoke from bushfires in Gosford, north of Sydney, on Dec. 10. SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images

A cyclist takes pictures of thick smoke from bushfires in Gosford, north of Sydney, on Dec. 10, 2019.

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A firefighter sprays foam retardant on a back burn ahead of a fire front in the New South Wales town of Jerrawangala on Jan. 1. PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images

A firefighter sprays foam retardant on a back burn ahead of a fire front in the New South Wales town of Jerrawangala on Jan. 1.

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A burned vehicle is seen on Quinlans street after an overnight bushfire in Quaama on Jan. 6. SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images

A burned vehicle is seen abandoned after an overnight bushfire in Quaama on Jan. 6.

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A plane flies through orange skies from the Australian fires over Manukau as seen from Totara Park in Auckland, New Zealand, on Jan. 5. Phil Walter/Getty Images

A plane flies across an orange sky caused by the Australian fires over Manukau, as seen from Totara Park in Auckland, New Zealand, on Jan. 5.

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An old car burns from bushfires in Balmoral, southwest of Sydney, on Dec. 19. PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images

An old car burns in Balmoral on Dec. 19, 2019.

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A woman walks down her street during an evacuation in Bruthen after a state of emergency was declared in the region on Jan. 4. Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

A woman walks down her street during an evacuation in Bruthen, Australia, after a state of emergency was declared in the region on Jan. 4.

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A dehydrated and injured koala receives treatment after its rescue from a bushfire at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital on Nov. 2, 2019. SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images)

A dehydrated and injured koala receives treatment after its rescue from a bushfire at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital in Australia on Nov. 2, 2019.

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