Photo Essays

Australia Says Sorry

On Feb. 13, Australia's Parliament apologized to thousands of part-Aboriginal people who were removed from their families to be raised in white society. TIME...

My Australia

Winners of the TIME My Australia photo competition

Great Barrier Reef Under Threat

Next month, Australia’s Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Water, Mark Butler will decide whether to allow the expansion of a new port within the Great...

Australia's Hidden Islands

The continent down under is surrounded by dozens of rugged outliers, many of which now offer luxury accommodations Photographs by Peter Hunt for TIME

A River Runs Through It

In Australia, the driest of inhabited continents, waterways have a powerful allure. From the flood plains of the Top End to the pristine streams of Tasmania,...

Australia Rescues Its Koalas

Deadly bushfires devastate the natural habitat and life rhythms of the normally nocturnal marsupials, forcing them into the company of their biggest enemy —...

A Thirsty Land

The decade-long dry that blights parts of southern Australia was recorded by some of the country's best documentary photographers. Their work will be on show in...

LIFE With 11 First Ladies

For a country that likes to think of itself as a land of opportunity and a place where equality reigns, America has long lagged behind an astonishing (one could...

Oil Fires!

A series of deadly blazes have broken out in Australia, India and Puerto Rico

Branding for Wombats

An Australia mining company pays for the rescue of the endangered northern hairy-nosed wombat — and gets wombat naming rights in return Photographs for TIME...